Belle Howe Stoddard
Required Casebook [CB] : [either 5th edition or 6th edition]
Conflict of Laws: Cases and Materials, Fifth Edition, Aspen Law and
Business, 2002 [or Sixth Edition, WoltersKluwer, 2011.]
Professor Lea Brilmayer, Yale University
Professor Jack Goldsmith, University of Chicago
[6th - Professor Erin O’Hara O’Connor, Vanderbilt University]
Fifth: ISBN 0-7355-2419-X [Sixth: ISBN 978-0-7355-5745-1].
CONFLICT OF LAWS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WITH US:
Leviticus 24:22 YE SHALL HAVE ONE MANNER OF LAW, AS WELL FOR THE STRANGER, AS FOR ONE OF YOUR COUNTRY.
[The Bible, King James Version- Leviticus was written 3500 years ago.]
Date, Topic, and Readings/Assignments:
This outline is based upon the Table of Contents of our Casebook.
Pages for the Fifth Edition are given first. Pages for the Sixth Edition are in italics.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Introduction: READ Introduction CB xxvii - xxix and [CB xxv-xxvii ]
Make Copy and Read: Fitts v. Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co., 581 So. 2d 819 (Ala. 1991). This case gives a good overall history of the issues in conflict of laws. CB 21 note (4) [CB 33(note) 4].
The Traditional Conflict of Law System
Before the Conflict of Laws Revolution: A Survey of Black Letter Rules
A. Torts READ AND PREPARE CB 1-22 [15-34]
1. Nonintentional Torts – Lex Loci Delicti– The Law of the Place of the Injury
*Alabama Great Southern Railroad v. Carroll
2. Intentional Torts- Alienation of Affection
Marra v. Bushee