International Private Law
Jurisdiction, choice of law, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements, personal connecting factors, international conventions on international private law, international private law of delict, contract, property, succession, husband and wife.
|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to SCQF 10 entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To enable the students to understand the basic concepts and relevance of international private law norms and to critically analyse the concepts of jurisdiction and connecting factors and areas of substantive Scots international private law.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Explain the concept and apply the content of the main areas of Scots international private law.|
||Analyse different approaches taken by various international conventions and foreign jurisdictions to the use of certain connecting factors in the key areas of jurisdiction, choice of law and recognition and enforcement of judgements.|
||Critically evaluate the Key substantive legal subjects of Scots international private law.|
Indicative Module Content
The concept of international private law and its purpose; the key concepts of jurisdiction, choice of law and recognition enforcement of judgements; examination of the main connecting factors used in international private law including domicile, nationality and habitual residence.
|examination of the use of these concepts in international conventions and European Regulations; substantive aspects ofScots international private law such as contact, delict,marriage, civil parentship, divorce , parent and child, property and succession. |
Indicative Student Workload
|Full Time||Part Time|
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Mode of Delivery
This is a lecture and seminar based module. Lectures provide core module content. Seminars develop associated higher level skills through student centred learning.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,3|
|Component 2 ||1,2,3|
Examination worth 70% of the overall module grade.(C2)
Written coursework exercise worth 30% of the overall module grade. (C1)
|1.||BEAUMONT P. and McELEAVY P., Anton's Private International Law (3rd edn, W Green 2011)|
|2.||COLLINS, L. (ed), Dicey, Morris and Collins on the Conflict of Laws (15th edn, Sweet & Maxwell 2016)|
|3.||CRAWFORD, E. and CARRUTHERS, J., International Private Law: A Scots Perspective. (4th edn, W. Green 2015)|
|4.||HILL D., Private International Law (1st edn, EUP 2014)|
|5.||McCLEAN, D. and RUIZ ABOU-NIGM V., Morris: The Conflict of Laws (9th edn, Sweet and Maxwell 2016)|