The module examines matters relevant to conflict of laws theory and practice. It looks into general principles of Private International Law, and focuses in particular on issues related to Applicable Laws and Conflicts of Laws rules.
The approach taken is international and comparative, although particular emphasis is given on the European regime and legal framework. Thus, sources relevant to the module include the recent EC Regulations on Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations (Rome I) and Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations (Rome II). Where relevant, and by way of comparison, the legal rules and jurisprudence of the US, Canada and Australia is also reviewed.
2.15 hour written examination