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 Pre-/Co- Requisite Information

(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 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.