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Conflict of Law (Roosevelt)
Fall 2020   LAW 617-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
TR 3:00PM - 4:20PM

Faculty
Kermit Roosevelt

Professor of Law

krooseve@law.upenn.edu
Additional Information

Skills Training
None

Grading
15% Participation,
85% Exam

Exam
Essay,
Take Home,
Open-Book

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Location

Class meets online.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- Class sessions are regularly recorded. I will make these recordings routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

Category
Upper-Level

Credits
3.0

A study of the resolution of cases connected to more than one jurisdiction: when different jurisdictions (states or nations) have adopted different substantive rules of law, which should govern? Major topics will include the more significant historical approaches (vested rights and interest analysis); the Second Restatement; the role of the U.S. Constitution in interstate conflicts; international conflicts; and domestic relations. Attention will also be paid to the Third Restatement (currently in progress).

This course will be taught remotely, with asynchronous recorded lectures and synchronous discussion sections.

Course Concentrations

International and Comparative Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of international and comparative law, both substantively and procedurally; Perform legal analysis in the context of international and comparative law; Communicate effectively on topics related to international and comparative law; Demonstrate an understanding of the role of international and comparative law, and their interconnection with domestic law.

Courts and the Judicial System Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of both substantive and procedural issues in the operation of our legal system; Perform legal analysis in the context of procedural issues and the judicial process; Communicate effectively on topics related to procedure and the judicial process; Demonstrate an understanding of how procedural issues and the judicial process affect all other area of our legal system.


Textbooks

"Conflict of Laws: Cases, Comments, Questions" by Kay, Kramer, Roosevelt, Franklin
Edition: 10th
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9781683286530
Required

"Conflict of Laws: Concepts and Insights" by Roosevelt
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781609304652
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