Private International Law
The Private International Law Department provides academic education and performs research in the field of private international law.
Private International Law, essential in a globalizing world
Each State has its own civil law and its own judiciary. In a world with approximately 195 States, this raises questions in international cases. Which of these laws is applicable to a given international legal relationship, such as an international sales agreement or an international marriage? Which court has jurisdiction to judge in a particular international dispute? What is the value of a court judgment abroad? These are questions of Private International Law (PIL).
Private International Law Department
Within the Leiden Faculty, the Private International Law Department teaches in bachelor- and in mastercourses as well as in the advanced master program 'International Civil and Commercial Law’. In 2016, a new bachelorcourse called ‘VIPR’ will start (Comparative and Private International Law). The research is part of the Faculty's research program ‘Coherent Private Law’.