Course Title : International Private Law
Code Course
Credits ECTS
LAW 324-1 B 6 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description The aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge on international civil procedure and the international competence in legal disputes. The basics of international arbitration and of arbitration agreements will be taught through a practical approach. Durng this class we will refer to EU regulation and New Youk Convention regarding to the arbitration.
Objectives Having completed this class, participants should be able to international Private law in general, applicable law, choice of law and arbitration. Participants will become familiar with EU regulation and New York Convention.
Course Outline
1General introduction to private international law/ Historical overview of private international law
2Sources of private international law
3Juridical relations in private international law
4Conflict of laws, structure and their characteristics
5Application of conflict of laws and their effect
6Family law in private international law (marriage)
7Family law in private international law (parental responsibility, adoption, custody)
8Midterm exam
9Property in private international law
10Heritage in private international law
11Contractual and non-contractual obligations in private international law
12Jurisdiction of Albanian courts in issues of private international law
13International Arbitration
14The recognition and enforcement of foreign judicial decisions
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Upon successful completion of the course, the student should, in regard to the part of the course dedicated to litigation, be able to appreciate the importance of prior identification of the potential venue for litigation, determine the most appropriate court for resolution of disputes in contractual matters
2Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to understand the nature of the choice of law process and determine the law applicable to contracts as well as be able to go through the procedure for recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.
3Concerning the part of the course which relates to arbitration, the student should be able to understand the pros and cons of arbitration as an alternative form of dispute resolution to civil litigation, draft an arbitration agreement, opt for an institutional or an ad hoc arbitration, understand the role of national courts in arbitral proceedings and understand the mechanism of recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade55
Contribution of final examination to overall grade45
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 100
Midterms 11515
Final examination 12020
Other 000
Total Work Load 125
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5

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