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SOLM268 Philosophical Foundations of Private International Law (B21)

This module explores the rich array of jurisprudential topics undergirding private international law, such as the boundaries of a legal system, the recognition of rights across borders, the normative implications of allowing individuals to choose the law that governs their relationships and the justification of legislative and regulatory authority over foreigners. The module highlights the challenges that private international law questions pose to various jurisprudential theories, while also exploring how neglected jurisprudential perspectives might shed a new light on private international law questions.

Applicable groupings

Legal Theory LLM (Not running 2021-22)

Mode of Assessment

Independent research essay (3,000-4,500 words)


15 Credits