Conflict of Laws

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Irwin Law, 2010 - Conflict of laws - 517 pages
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Conflict of laws, or private international law as it is sometimes called, takes on greater importance with each passing year. Globalization is eroding borders in commercial transactions and family relationships, yet much law remains highly territorial. Professors Pitel and Rafferty have written a highly readable and thoughtful treatise that explains and analyzes the rules of the conflict of laws in force in common law Canada in a clear and concise manner. Understanding the conflict of laws allows lawyers, judges, scholars, and students to better address any legal situation that crosses borders, whether international or interprovincial.

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Types of Disputes
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Stephen G.A. Pitel has a B.A. from Carleton University, an LL.B. from Dalhousie University, and an LL.M. and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario. He has co-authored, edited, or co-edited eight books since 2003 including Litigating Conspiracy: An Analysis of Competition Class Actions (2006) and Emerging Issues in Tort Law (2007). His teaching and research is focused on international commercial litigation, civil procedure, torts, unjust enrichment, and legal ethics. His articles on private international law have been published in the Canadian Bar Review, Canadian Business Law Journal, Journal of Private International Law, and Advocates' Quarterly. In 2008 he received Western's Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. A former commercial litigator, he has an extensive background in coaching trial and appellate advocacy.

Nicholas S. Rafferty obtained an undergraduate and a master's degree in law from the University of Cambridge and a further master's degree from the University of Illinois. He started teaching at the University of Manitoba in 1975. He is currently a Professor of Law at the University of Calgary, where he has taught since 1977, and he is a member of the Alberta Bar. His teaching and research interests include conflict of laws, contracts, and torts. He has written extensively in those and other areas. He is presently the general editor of Private International Law in Common Law Canada: Cases, Text, and Materials (2d ed., 2003), a third edition of which is expected in 2010. He has received several awards for teaching and scholarship, including the University of Calgary President's Circle Award for Achievement in Teaching Excellence in 2000 and the Distinguished Service Award from the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association for distinguished service in legal scholarship in 2007.

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