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American University Washington College of Law    
 
    
 
  Feb 19, 2018
 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW - 622 International Conflict of Laws


(3 hrs)

Offers an introduction to what in some countries is called “Private International Law”. This course is taught on a comparative basis and is an “international” introduction to the discipline, meaning it prepares the student for work in several countries in handling cases of civil and of commercial law with foreign elements. The course describes problems that arise and approaches that are possible when a case shows links with more than one country whose laws may apply. The students will be taught to use the tools to resolve practical questions that most often arise in a range of problems in an international legal practice or in a business. The comparative nature of the course will force us to look at a plurality of national legal rules and to try and make abstractions from the particular rule; to describe and analyze tendencies or orientations. Summer