Conflict of Laws

Module code: LW3330

Module co-ordinator: Lorna Gillies

Module Outline

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.


  • 40 one-hour lectures
  • Nine one-hour tutorials


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


  • Available to Final year students only and EU Law must be passed 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.