CONFLICT OF LAWS
(LAWG-4010) - 3 UNITS
This course is recommended for those interested in doing civil litigation or in drafting or reviewing contracts. This course examines laws applicable to cases having interstate and international elements; which court may have jurisdiction; which substantive law may determine a case outcome; when sister-state or foreign country judgments must or may determine a local litigation; and the extent to which considerations of due process, full faith and credit, and other constitutional provisions shape answers to these questions. Attention is given to choice of law developments which underlie and form a framework for adjudicating such interstate and international cases. Conflict of Laws is considered a bar course because it covers jurisdiction and other civil procedure issues and enforcement of judgments, all of which are subject to testing on the California Bar. Course coverage varies, however, and the section instructor should be consulted to determine the extent of course content devoted to bar material.