School Of Law

Conflict of LawsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200656.2


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
F3013 - Conflict of Laws

200008 Torts Law AND 200011 Contracts AND 200012 Property Law

About this Unit
Conflict of Laws (also known as Private International Law) is about resolving legal questions involving more than one jurisdiction. Conflict of Laws issues may arise between the Australian States and Territories or between nations. The globalisation of economic activity, and ease and affordability of travel and telecommunications have contributed to the recent dramatic increase of trans-national dimensions in personal and commercial litigation. This unit provides an introduction to the sources of conflict of laws, the international jurisdiction of domestic courts, the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements and decrees, and the problem of choice of law as it arises in various situations.

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