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This anthology provides an introduction to the traditions, themes, and main arguments in the conflicts literature. A Conflict-of-Laws Anthology is systematic, comprehensive, and up-to-date. Over seventy selections present the work of leading conflicts scholars from Story and Beale to those writing today. The selections are carefully edited, systematically arranged by chapter and topic, and accompanied by Professor Shreve's meticulous commentary. The book also features numerous aids, including an extensive bibliography, an informative index, and a table of cases that will enable students to tie readings to conflicts course work.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Note on Editing and Citation





Chapter One: An Overview-Themes Animating Conflict of Laws




Introductory note


Gene R. Shreve, Choice of Law and the Forgiving Constitution, 71 Ind.
L.J. 271 (1996).


Comments






Chapter Two: Historic Divisions-Multilateral and Unilateral Approaches
to Choice of Law in Europe




Introductory note


Friedrich K. Juenger, Choice of Law and Multistate Justice (Boston:
Nijhoff 1993)


Comments






Chapter Three: Lex Loci Delicti-The Dominance and Partial Decline of Multilateralism
in American Conflicts Law




Introductory note




A. Story, Beale, and the Original Restatement




Joseph Story, Commentaries on The Conflict of Law (Boston: Hilliard,
Gray & Co. 1834)


Kurt H. Nadelmann, Joseph Story's Contribution to American Conflicts
Law: A Comment, 5 Am. J. Legal Hist. 230 (1961)


Joseph H. Beale, History and Doctrines of the Conflict of Laws, in 3
A Treatise on the Conflict of Laws, 1967 app. (New York: Baker, Voorhis
& Co. 1935)


Herbert F. Goodrich, Yielding Place to New: Rest Versus Motion in The
Conflict of Laws (The Association of the Bar of the City of New York 1950)


American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law of Conflict of Laws (St.
Paul 1934)


Comments




B. Classical Theory Under Attack




Elliott E. Cheatham, American Theories of Conflict of Laws: Their Role
and Utility, 58 Harv. L. Rev. 361 (1945)


Hessell E. Yntema, The Hornbook Method and the Conflict of Laws, 37
Yale L.J. 468 (1928)


Walter W. Cook, The Logical and Legal Bases of the Conflict of Law,
33 Yale L.J. 457 (1924)


David F. Cavers, A Critique of the Choice of Law Problem, 47 Harv. L.
Rev. 173 (1933)


Comments






Chapter Four: Conflicts Revolution-The Watershed Case of Babcock v. Jackson




Introductory note


Symposium, Comments on Babcock v. Jackson, A Recent Development in Conflict
of Laws, 63 Colum. L. Rev. 1212 (1963)


Comments






Chapter Five: Interest Analysis-The Emergence of Unilateralism in Modern
American Conflicts Law




Introductory note


Brainerd Currie, Notes on Methods and Objectives in the Conflict of
Laws, 1959 Duke L.J. 171


William M. Richman, Diagramming Conflicts: A Graphic Understanding of
Interest Analysis, 43 Ohio St. L.J. 317 (1982)


Comments






Chapter Six: Interst Analysis on Trial




Introductory note




A. Critics




Harold G. Maier, Finding the Trees in Spite of theMetaphorist: The Problem
of State Interests in Choiceof Law, 56 Albany L. Rev. 753 (1993)


P. John Kozyris, Postscript: Interest Analysis Facing Its Critics-And,
Incidentally, What Should Be Done About Choice of Law for Products Liability?
46 Ohio St. L.J. 569 (1985)


Friedrich K. Juenger, Conflict of Laws: A Critique of Interest Analysis,
32 Am. J. Comp. L. 1 (1984)


Lea Brilmayer, Interest Analysis and the Myth of Legislative Intent,
78 Mich. L. Rev. 392 (1980)


Aaron D. Twerski, Neumeier v. Kuehner: Where are the Emperor's Clothes?,
1 Hofstra L. Rev. 104 (1973)


Comments




B. Defenders




Russell J. Weintraub, A Defense of Interest Analysis in the Conflict
of Laws and the Use of that Analysis in Products Liability, 46 Ohio St.
L.J. 493 (1985)


Robert A. Sedler, Reflections on Conflict-of-Laws Methodology, 32 Hastings
L.J. 1628 (1981)


David E. Seidelson, Resolving Choice-of-Law Problems Through Interest
Analysis in Person Injury Actions: A Suggested Order of Priority Among
Competing State Interests and Among Available Techniques for Weighing Those
Interests, 30 Duq. L. Rev. 869 (1992)


Louise Weinberg, On Departing From Forum Law, 35 Mercer L. Rev. 595
(1983)


Bruce Posnak, Choice of Law: Interest Analysis and Its "New Critics,"
36 Am. J. Comp. L. 681 (1988)


Comments






Chapter Seven: Completing the Picture-American Conflicts Theory Apart From
Multilateralism and Unilateralism




Introductory note




A. Justified Expectations




Max Rheinstein, The Place of Wrong: A Study in the Method of Case Law,
19 Tulane L. Rev. 4 (1944)


Elliott E. Cheatham and Willis L.M. Reese, Choice of the Applicable
Law, 52 Colum. L. Rev. 959 (1952)


Aaron D. Twerski, Enlightened Territorialism and Professor Cavers-The
Pennsylvania Method, 9 Duq. L. Rev. 373 (1971)


Comments




B. Substantivism




Robert A. Leflar, Choice-Influencing Considerationsin Conflicts Law,
41 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 267 (1966)


Joseph W. Singer, Real Conflicts, 69 B.U. L. Rev. 1 (1989)


William F. Baxter, Choice of Law and the Federal System, 16 Stan. L.
Rev. 1 (1963)


Arthur T. von Mehren, Special Substantive Rules for Multistate Problems:
Their Role and Significance in Contemporary Choice of Law Methodology,
88 Harv. L. Rev. 347 (1974)


Patrick J. Borchers, Conflicts Pragmatism, 56 Albany L. Rev. 883 (1993)


Comments






Chapter Eight: Prevailing Choice-of-Law Approaches




Introductory note




A. The Restatement (Second)




American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law (Second) Conflict of
Laws (St. Paul 1971)


Michael S. Finch, Choice-of-Law Problems in Florida Courts: A Retrospective
on the Restatement (Second), 24 Stetson L. Rev. 653 (1995)


Symeon C. Symeonides, Exception Clauses in American Conflicts Law, 42
Am. J. of Comp. L. 813 (1994)


Comments




B. Leflar's Choice-Influencing Considerations




Robert A. Leflar, Choice-Influencing Considerations in Conflicts Law,
41 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 267 (1966)


Robert A. Leflar, Conflicts Law: More on Choice-lnfluencing Considerations,
54 Cal. L. Rev. 1584 (1966)


James R. Pielemeier, Some Hope for Choice of Law in Minnesota, 18 Hamline
L. Rev. 8 (1994)


Comments




C. Surveying Judicial Preferences




Symeon C. Symeonides, Choice of Law in the American Courts in 1995:
A Year in Review, 44 Am. J. of Comp. L. 181 (1996)


Comments






Chapter Nine: Consensus or Chaos in American Conflicts Law?




Introductory note




A. The Eclecticism Debate




Robert A. Leflar, Choice of Law: A Well-Watered Plateau,41 Law &
Contemp. Probs. 10 (1977)


James E. Westbrook, A Survey and Evaluation of Competing Choice-of-Law
Methodologies: The Case for Eclecticism, 40 Mo. L. Rev. 407 (1975)


William A. Reppy, Eclecticism in Choice of Law: Hybrid Method or Mishmash?,
34 Mercer L. Rev. 645 (1982)


Joseph W. Singer, A Pragmatic Guide to Conflicts, 70 B.U. L. Rev. 731
(1990)


Comments




B. Rules or Approach?




Maurice Rosenberg, The Comeback of Choice of Law Rules, 81 Colum. L.
Rev. 946 (1981)


Robert A. Sedler, Rules of Choice of Law Versus Choice-of-Law Rules:
Judicial Method in Conflicts Torts Cases, 44 Tenn. L. Rev. 975 (1977)


Peter Hay and Robert B. Ellis, Bridging the Gap Between Rules and Approaches
in Tort Choice of Law in the United States: A Survey of Current Case Law,
27 Int'l Lawyer 369 (1993)


Comments




C. Conflicts Theory at the Crossroads




Larry Kramer, Rethinking Choice of Law, 90 Colum. L. Rev. 277 (1990)


Gary J. Simson, Plotting the Next "Revolution" in Choice of
Law: A Proposed Approach, 24 Cornell Int'l L.J. 279 (1991)


Arthur T. von Mehren, Choice of Law and the Problem of Justice, 41 Law
& Contemp. Probs. 27 (1977)


Joseph W. Singer, Real Conflicts, 69 B.U. L. Rev. 1 (1989)


Perry Dane, Vested Rights, "Vestedness," and Choice of Law,
96 Yale L.J. 1191 (1987)


Lea Brilmayer, Rights, Fairness, and Choice of Law, 98 Yale L.J. 1277
(1989)


Comments




D. Enduring Problems of Coherence and Justice in Choice of Law




Michael H. Gottesman, Draining the Dismal Swamp: The Case for Federal
Choice of Law Statutes, 80 Geo. L.J. 1 (1991)


Stewart E. Sterk, The Marginal Relevance of Choice of Law Theory, 142
U. Pa. L. Rev. 949 (1994)


James E. Westbrook, A Survey and Evaluation of Competing Choice-of-Law
Methodologies: The Case for Eclecticism, 40 Mo. L. Rev. 407 (1975)


Arthur T. von Mehren, Choice of Law and the Problem of Justice, 41 Law
& Contemp. Probs. 27 (1977)


Comments






Chapter Ten: Choice of Law and the Constitution




Introductory note 323




A. The Constitutional Concern of Conflicts Localism




Gene R. Shreve, Choice of Law and the Forgiving Constitution, 71 Ind.
L.J. 271 (1996)


Comments




B. Full Faith and Credit and Due Process-TraditionalSources for Regulating
Choice of Law




Robert H. Jackson, Full Faith and Credit-The Lawyer's Clause of the
Constitution, 45 Colum. L. Rev. 1 (1945)


Louise Weinberg, Choice of Law and Minimal Scrutiny, 49 U. Chi. L. Rev.
440 (1982)


Robert A. Sedler, Constitutional Limitations on Choice of Law: The Perspective
of Constitutional Generalism, 10 Hofstra L. Rev. 59 (1981)


Willis L.M. Reese, The Hague Case: An Opportunity Lost, 10 Hofstra L.
Rev. 195 (1981)


Linda J. Silberman, Can the State of Minnesota Bind the Nation? Federal
Choice of Law Constraints After Allstate Insurance Co. v. Hague, 10 Hofstra
L. Rev. 103 (1983)


Comments




C. Regulatory Possibilities Under Other Parts of the Constitution




Douglas Laycock, Equal Citizens of Equal and Territorial States, The
Constitutional Foundations of Choice of Law, 92 Colum. L. Rev. 249 (1992)


John H. Ely, Choice of Law and the State's Interest in Protecting Its
Own, 23 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 173 (1981)


Harold W. Horowitz, The Commerce Clause as a Limitation on State Choice
of Law Doctrine, 84 Harv. L. Rev. 806 (1971)


Gerald L. Neuman, Territorial Discrimination, Equal Protection, and
Self-Determination, 135 U. Pa. L. Rev. 261 (1987)


Comments




D. Constitutional Intersections of Choice of Law andPersonal Jurisdiction




Gene R. Shreve, Interest Analysis as Constitutional Law, 48 Ohio St.
L.J. 51 (1987)


Courtland H. Peterson, Proposals of Marriage Between Jurisdiction and
Choice of Law, 14 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 869 (1981)


Peter Hay, Judicial Jurisdiction and Choice of Law: Constitutional Limitations,
59 U. Colo. L. Rev. 9 (1988)


James A. Martin, Personal Jurisdiction and Choice of Law, 78 Mich. L.
Rev. 872 (1980)


Friedrich K. Juenger, Supreme Court Intervention in Jurisdiction and
Choice of Law: A Dismal Prospect, 14 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 907 (1981)


Comments






Chapter Eleven: A Glimpse at the Literature on Additional Conflicts Topics




Introductory note




A. Conflicts Writing in Substantive Areas




1. Torts


2. Contracts


3. Insurance and Products Liability


4. Property


5. Trusts and Estates


6. Family Law


7. Business Law




B. Assorted Rules and Conceptual Devices for Conflicts Cases




1. Domicile


2. Renvoi


3. Depecage


4. Characterization


5. Public Policy


6. Substance-Procedure Distinctions in Choice of Law


7. Pleading and Proving Foreign Law




C. Codifying Conflicts Law



D. Intersections of Conflicts Law with Other Forms of Procedure




1. Personal Jurisdiction


2. Intersystem Preclusion


3. Complex Litigation




E. Choice of Law in the Federal System




1. Conflicts Law and the Erie Doctrine


2. Federal Common Law for Conflicts?




F. International Perspectives




1. Extraterritorial Application of American Law


2. Choice of Law Abroad






Chapter Twelve: Bibliography





Table of Cases





Index




(a) Africa


(b) Asia and Australia


(c) Canada


(d) England


(e) Europe


(f) Latin America


(g) Other Studies






Index



Choice-of-law discussions in the book touch upon the topics listed below.
References are to chapter, chapter section, or page.





African conflicts law p. 399



approach versus rule chi. 9 B



Asian conflicts law p. 399



Australian conflicts law p. 399





Beale's approach pp. 33-38, 40-41, 54-55



business law pp. 387-388





Canadian conflicts law p. 399



characterization pp. 41-42; 390



coherence chi. 9 D



codification p. 393



comity pp. 28-29, 40, 296



comparative impairment pp. 128, 261-263



complex litigation pp. 395-396



Constitutional restraints




due process ch. 10 B


commerce clause ch. 10 C


equal protection ch. 10 C


full faith and credit ch. 10 B


privileges and immunities ch. 10 C




contracts pp. 385-386



Currie's governmental interest analysis ch. 5





depecage pp. 389-390



domicile p. 38g





eclecticism ch. 9 A



Ehrenzweig's approach pp. 54-55



English conflicts law p. 399



Erie Doctrine p. 397



European conflicts law and theory




history ch. 2


contemporary developments p. 400




expectations of the parties ch. 7 A



extraterritorial application of U.S. law p. 399





false conflicts pp. 75-82



family law p. 387



federal conflicts law




common law pp. 397-398


statutory p. 333




federal versus unitary forms of government pp. 126-127





insurance p. 386



interest analysis




explained ch 5


criticized ch. 6 A


defended ch. 6B






judgments p. 395



justice ch. 9 D





Latin American conflicts law p. 400



Leflar's choice-influencing considerations ch. 8 B



lex fori pp. 54-55



lex loci delicti ch. 3 A



local favoritism ch. 10 A





multilateralism pp. 1-3





personal jurisdiction ch. 10 D



pleading and proving foreign law p. 391



product liability p. 386



property pp. 386-387



public policy pp. 41-42, 390





renvoi pp. 41-42, 389



realist criticism pp. 54-55



restatements




the original conflicts Restatement pp. 3


the Restatement (Second) ch. 8 A




rule versus approach ch. 9 B





Story's approach pp. 27-33, 40



substance versus procedure pp. 41-42, 390-391



substantivism ch. 7 B





torts p. 385



treaties p. 333



trends ch. 8 C



true conflicts pp. 75-82



trusts and estates p. 387





unilateralism pp. 1, 3-4



unprovided-for case pp. 75-82