220 Conflict of Laws

A study of the special problems that arise when a case is connected with more than one state or nation. Topics include the applicable law (choice of law), personal jurisdiction, and the recognition and effect of foreign judgments.

Enrollment Prerequisite

(1) Either Civil Procedure or Federal Courts, or equivalent coursework; AND (2) One of the following: Contracts, Torts, or Property, or equivalent coursework

Course Areas of Practice
Evaluation Methods
  • Final Exam
  • Class participation
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - LLM-ICL
Course Type
  • Lecture
Learning Outcomes
  • Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law

Sample Syllabi

Spring 2021

2021
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

220.01 3
  • Final Exam
  • Class participation
Stephen E. Sachs M/W 10:55 AM-12:20 PM

A study of the special problems that arise when a case is connected with more than one state or nation. Topics include the applicable law (choice of law), personal jurisdiction, and the recognition and effect of foreign judgments.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

Spring 2020

2020
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

220.01 3
  • Final Exam
  • Class participation
Stephen E. Sachs MW 10:55AM - 12:20PM 3210

A study of the special problems that arise when a case is connected with more than one state or nation. Topics include the applicable law (choice of law), personal jurisdiction, and the recognition and effect of foreign judgments.

Syllabus: 220.01.Spring2020-syllabus.pdf873.86 KB

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

Spring 2019

2019
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

220.01 3
  • Final Exam
  • Class participation
Stephen E. Sachs M/W 10:55-12:20 PM 3000

A study of the special problems that arise when a case is connected with more than one state or nation. Topics include the applicable law (choice of law), personal jurisdiction, and the recognition and effect of foreign judgments.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

Spring 2018

2018
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

220.01 3
  • Final Exam
  • Class participation
Stephen E. Sachs Tu/Th 2:00-3:25 PM 3000

A study of the special problems that arise when a case is connected with more than one state or nation. Topics include the applicable law (choice of law), personal jurisdiction, and the recognition and effect of foreign judgments.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

Spring 2017

2017
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

220.01 3
  • Take-home examination
  • Class participation
Stephen E. Sachs TuTh 1:45-3:05 PM 4000

A study of the special problems that arise when a case is connected with more than one state or nation. Topics include the applicable law (choice of law), personal jurisdiction, and the recognition and effect of foreign judgments.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

Spring 2016

2016
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

220.01 3 Ralf Michaels TuTh 9:00-10:20 AM 3043

A study of the special problems that arise when a case is connected with more than one jurisdiction, be it another state or another nation, including applicable law (choice of law), personal jurisdiction, recognition and effect of foreign judgments.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.