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LAWS409 Private International Law

International jurisdiction of domestic courts. Choice of law. International litigation. Enforcement and recognition of foreign judgements.

This paper offers an introduction to the conflict of laws - the law dealing with cross-border elements of civil and commercial relations. The following topics will be covered: principles of international jurisdiction; the choice of law process; international litigation procedure; and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements.

Paper title Private International Law
Paper code LAWS409
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $633.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,720.00

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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Restriction
LAWS 309
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Maria Hook
Textbooks
Course materials provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Identify conflict of laws problems
  • Identify the conflict of laws rules and principles applicable to the problem
  • Analyse primary sources on the conflict of laws
  • Apply conflict of laws rules and principles to new cross-border problems
  • Evaluate the underlying purposes of the conflict of laws and the means by which these may be achieved.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 9-15, 18-22
Thursday 13:00-13:50 9-15, 17-22

International jurisdiction of domestic courts. Choice of law. International litigation. Enforcement and recognition of foreign judgements.

This paper offers an introduction to the conflict of laws - the law dealing with cross-border elements of civil and commercial relations. The following topics will be covered: principles of international jurisdiction; the choice of law process; international litigation procedure; and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements.

Paper title Private International Law
Paper code LAWS409
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $646.20
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,856.00

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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Restriction
LAWS 309
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Maria Hook
Textbooks
Course materials provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Identify conflict of laws problems
  • Identify the conflict of laws rules and principles applicable to the problem
  • Analyse primary sources on the conflict of laws
  • Apply conflict of laws rules and principles to new cross-border problems
  • Evaluate the underlying purposes of the conflict of laws and the means by which these may be achieved.

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22