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|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$710.30|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 96 LAWS points
- Pre or Corequisite
- Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
- LAWS 309
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons)
- Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
- More information link
- View more information on the Faculty of Law's website
- Teaching staff
- Lecturer: Dr Maria Hook
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- 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
Students who successfully complete this paper will
- 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