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Private International Law
Last Updated Date:   13 July 2022


5 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
With the internationalization of commercial and personal relationships and the increase of cross-border disputes in Singapore's courts, a working knowledge of private international law, or the conflict of laws, has become essential for legal practice in Singapore. This course offers students a comprehensive overview of the foundations of private international law, with a particular focus on Singapore law. It covers private international law's three main pillars - jurisdiction, choice of law and foreign judgments - and also touches on broader methodological issues, and questions of sovereignty, comity, and public policy, which undergird and define the boundaries of the field.

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Course Convenor: Prof Lee Tye Beng, Joel

Co-teacher(s): Mr Teo Wei Ren, Marcus

Module Codes: LL4382V / LL5382V / LL6382V / LLJ5382V

Contact Hours: 3hr Weekly Seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Assignment - Hypothetical - 30% & Final Exam - 70%

Preclusions: Not open to anyone who has done: LL4030V/LL5030V/LL6030V/LLJ5030V; LL4030/LL5030/LL6030 International Commercial Litigation; LL4049V/LL5049V/LL6049V/LLJ5049V; LL4049/LL5049/LL6049 Principles of Conflict of Laws; LL4205V/LL5205V/LL6205V/LLJ5205V; LL4205/LL5205/LL6205 Maritime Conflict of Laws; LL4454V/LL5454V/LL6454V/LLJ5454V; LL4454/LL5454/LL6454/LLJ5454 Commercial Conflict of Law at NUS Law, or a substantially similar course elsewhere.

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022 (AM)

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