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Conflict of Laws:

"1. A difference between the laws of different states or countries in a case in which a transaction or occurrence central to the case has a connection to two or more jurisdictions. – Often shortened to conflict. Cf. Choice of law.

2. The body of jurisprudence that undertakes to reconcile such differences or to decide what law is to govern in these situations; the principles of choice of law. – Often shortened to conflicts. – Also termed (in international contexts) private international law; international private law."

Black's Law Dictionary, 9th ed. (West, 2009) 

Choice of Law:

"The question of which jurisdiction's law should apply in a given case."

Black's Law Dictionary, 9th ed. (West, 2009)



Some Good Study Aids for Conflict of Laws

All the books below are in the Reserve Room.  Older editions available for checkout can be found at the same call number on the 5th floor.

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Conflict of Laws - Peter Hay, Patrick J. Borchers, Symeon C. Symeonides
Call Number: Reserve KF411 .H39 2010
ISBN: 031491160X

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Conflict of Laws: Examples and Explanations - Michael H. Hoffheimer
Call Number: Reserve KF412 .H64 2013
ISBN: 9781454815518
Publication Date: 2012-11-05

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Conflicts in a Nutshell
Call Number: Reserve KF412 .B67 2016
ISBN: 0314160663



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