PROF. WILLIAM P. STRENG
(c) William P. Streng
INTRO TO CONFLICTS OF
A conflict of laws course concerns the
allocation of rights when the laws of
multiple jurisdictions overlap in
CH. 3 MODERN
APPROACHES TO CHOICE
Modern choice of law theories:
A new approach center of gravity or
grouping of contacts
theory for choice of law purposes.
Abandon vested rights (re torts & contracts)?
Does a sovereign state have right to control
CH. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL
What are the constitutional limits on state the
choice of law methods? Options for analysis:
(1) a traditional vested rights approach
increased scrutiny), vs. (2) permissive approach.
Consider constitutional provisions:
CH. 5 JURISDICTION
OVER PERSONS & PROP.
What U.S. constitutional limitations apply for
exercising long-arm jurisdiction when limited
contacts exist with the [state] forum?
A due process claim.
Note International Shoe re jurisdiction exists
under U.S. cons
FEDERAL LAW &
What is the international (i.e., cross-border or
transnational) scope of:
(1) the U.S. Constitution, and
(2) federal (& state) statutes?
Does a conflict exist with rules in the
If so, how r
CH. 8 CHOOSING LEGAL
1) Can & should parties choose the substantive
legal rules to govern their relationships?
2) Should the parties be able to choose the
forum for the resolution of their disputes?
3) Should the parties be enable to use an