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|Conflict of laws </br> and </br> Private international law|
|Substantive legal areas|
The term lex patriae is Latin for the law of nationality in the conflict of laws which is the system of public law applied to any lawsuit where there is a choice to be made between several possibly relevant laws and a different result will be achieved depending on which law is selected.