Conflict of Laws

Course Number: 
68301
Professor: 
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.

WEEK 1
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



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