Conflict of Laws Posts
Conflict of Laws: Domicile of Natural and Juridical Persons
The following entry contains the Black Letter and Comments a and b to § 2.01 of Tentative Draft No. 1, Chapter 2. Domicile, from Restatement of the Law Third, Conflict of Laws. The full draft contains additional Comments and Reporters’ Notes.
Reporters’ Guide to: Restatement of the Law Third, Conflict of Laws
In this video summary, Reporters Kermit Roosevelt III, Laura E. Little, and Christopher A. Whytock provide an overview of Tentative Draft No. 1 (2020) of Restatement of the Law Third, Conflict of Laws, which contains parts of Chapter 1, Introduction; Chapter 2, Domicile; and Chapter 5, Choice of Law.
U.S. Supreme Court Cites Foreign Relations 3d and Conflict of Laws 2d
In a dissenting opinion delivered in Hernández v. Mesa, No. 17-1678 (February 25, 2020), U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg quoted Restatement of the Law Third, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States § 402 and Restatement of the Law Second, Conflict of Laws § 145, Comment e.
January 2020 Council Meeting Updates
At its meeting in Philadelphia on January 16 and 17, the ALI Council reviewed drafts for ten projects.
A French Perspective on Extraterritorial Enforcement of U.S. Laws
In June 2019, President Donald Trump suggested the European Union’s (EU) suits against certain American companies, such as Facebook and Google, were inappropriate legal actions.
The Use and Abuse of Governing-Law Clauses in Trusts: What Should the New Restatement Say?
This Essay offers a novel solution to a thorny problem at the intersection of trust law and the conflict of laws: When should the settlor be able to choose a governing law other than the law of the jurisdiction with the most significant relationship to the trust?
Certainty vs. Flexibility in the Conflict of Laws
Traditional choice of law theory conceives of certainty and flexibility as opposed values: increase one, and you inevitably decrease the other. This article challenges the received wisdom by reconceptualizing the distinction.
From International Law and International Relations to Law and World Politics
Political scientists — primarily in the discipline’s international relations subfield — have long studied international law. This article identifies five stages of political science research on international law, including the current interdisciplinary international law and international relations (IL/IR) stage, and it reviews three trends in political science research that constitute an emerging sixth stage of interdisciplinary scholarship: a law and world politics (L/WP) stage.
The Draft Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws: A Response to Brilmayer & Listwa
This Essay responds to Lea Brilmayer and Dan Listwa’s criticisms of the Draft Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws.
Continuity and Change in the Draft Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back?
A deep contradiction lies at the heart of the Draft Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws. The Draft Restatement embraces a novel theoretical framework—the “two-step” theory—that attempts to integrate the basic tenets of so-called “modern” choice of law theory into a coherent intellectual whole.