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Fall 2020
5323 Conflict of Laws - UNGUREANU- 20133

Professor(s): Razvan Ungureanu (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 
International Law

Time: 8:30a-10:00a  MW  Location:  

Course Outline: Students interested in pursuing careers in litigation may find this course particularly beneficial. As more and more lawsuits involve disputes or transactions connected with more than one state or country, courts are increasingly called upon to decide what substantive law governs. For example, an Italian company enters into a contract with a California company that calls for performance at the Italian company’s facility in Arizona. In a breach of contract action between the two companies, will California law, Arizona law, or Italian law govern? And does (or should) the forum of the lawsuit affect the answer? Other topics of this course include the enforceability of judgments rendered in another state’s or nation’s court, as well as jurisdiction—not just personal jurisdiction over persons, but also the prescriptive jurisdiction of a state or country to regulate conduct that occurs within or outside its territory. Class discussions will provide practice in the application of theory to facts, and in the careful analysis of cases.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: DistanceEd  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to operate the course as distance education. This means no physical classroom is assigned for this course. This also most likely means synchronous internet videoconferencing class sessions during the day(s) and time(s) when the course is scheduled to meet. However, other, more flexible modalities are possible, such as not using some of the scheduled class sessions to meet but instead supplementing with asynchronous distance education techniques. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.

Prof. Ungureanu is one of our adjunct instructors and he has a foreseeable problem in the fall semester where he will very likely be unavailable for 2-3 weeks in September 2020.

As a result, we plan to start this fully distance education course two weeks early, with the first class beginning on 8/10/20 rather than 8/24/20.

Starting early is the “lesser of two evils” compared to potentially cancelling the course.

Prof. Ungureanu plans to record all course sessions to be held synchronously with internet videoconferencing at the scheduled days and times posted. Please try to attend the 4 early-start sessions and participate as if it were the regular semester, but if you cannot they will be recorded and your missing those sessions will not be counted negatively toward attendance for the course.

Prerequisites: Yes  First-year Procedure course, or its equivalent. Foreign LLM students who have taken Intro to American Law will satisfy this prerequisite.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/16 9am - noon     

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Important (MEE)

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (8/4/2020 2:20:02 PM)

Book(s) Required