Comparative and European Private International Law
|Course code module||MREC0440-A|
|Study load (hours)||84|
Veerle Van Den Eeckhout
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
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Prerequisites demonstrated by the successful completion of the bachelor. Specific prerequisite: knowledge of the basic concepts of private international law.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Knowledge of the conflict of laws approaches of foreign legal systems (especially those of Anglo-American law and the Netherlands) and of European private international law. Insight in the differences between the choice-of-law approaches of various legal systems. Open and critical attitude towards Belgian, foreign and European developments in the law of conflict of laws.
3. Course content
The course aims to familiarize students with the choice-of-law approach of foreign legal systems, especially those of Anglo-American law and the Netherlands; these approaches are systematically compared to the Belgian conflicts approach. Also, the choice-of-law aspects of EU law (the so-called European private international law) are examined. Further, a number of specific, current problems of Belgian conflicts law are examined from a comparative law perspective.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesExercise sessions
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationClosed bookOpen questions
6. Compulsory reading – study material
V. Van Den Eeckhout, Course readers Comparative and European private international law (I) and Comparative and European private international law (II).
7. Recommended reading - study material
Will be indicated on Blackboard
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