Law 313 - Conflict of Laws

Clyde S. Spillenger

Clyde S. Spillenger

Professor of Law
A.B. Princeton, 1982
J.D. History, Yale, 1987
M. Phil. History, Yale, 1988
UCLA Law faculty since 1993
Course Description:

This course deals with legal conflicts arising in multistate transactions, both within the federal system and in the international sphere. The emphasis will be on choice of law, but recognition of judgments will also be given substantial attention, as well as special topics such as conflicts in family law, the "Erie problem", and international conflicts.

Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, students:

1.  Will be able to analyze problems of multistate conflict of laws using both "traditional" and "modern" methods

2.  Will have learned important doctrines of vertical federalism

3.  Will have had exposure to jurisprudential ideas underlying resolution of conflict-of-laws problems

4.  Will have looked at some conflict-of-laws problems from an international perspective

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Clyde Spillenger 21S 313 LEC 1 TWR 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM 4.0 No No
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Spring 2021 LEC 1
Kay et al. Conflict of Laws: Cases, Comments, Questions  10th ed.  
ISBN: 9781683286530. West Academic Publishing. REQUIRED $243.00
Spillenger, Clyde. Principles of Conflict of Laws  3rd ed.  
ISBN: 9781642420999. West Academic Publishing. OPTIONAL $57.00