Conflict of Laws

Module code: LW3330

This module deals with the situation where there is an international element in the legal status or relationship of the parties. For example, a person from one country may marry, or enter into a contract with someone from another country. In the event of a dispute, which courts should have jurisdiction and what law should be applied to resolve the dispute? And, will a judgement obtained in one country be recognised and enforced in another? The conflict of laws provides an answer to these questions.


  • 42 hours of lectures
  • 9 hours of tutorials
  • 99 hours of guided independent study


  • Exam, 3 hours (75%)
  • Essay, 2,500 words (25%)


  • Available to final year students only and you must pass the module EU Law in order to take this module.
  • For Visiting Year Students – It is recommend that you will have studied or have knowledge of EU Law or Conflict of Laws/Private International Law at your home institution.