Below is the abstract for “Choice of Law in the American Courts in 2022: Thirty-Sixth Annual Survey,” available for download on SSRN.

This is the Thirty-Sixth Annual Survey of American Choice-of-Law Cases. It was written at the request of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Conflict of Laws. It is intended as a service to fellow teachers and to students of conflicts law, both inside and outside of the United States. Its purpose remains to inform, rather than to advocate.

This Survey covers cases decided by American state and federal appellate courts during 2022. Of the cases that meet these parameters, the Survey focuses on cases that may contribute something new to the development or understanding of conflicts law—and in particular choice of law.


John F. Coyle

University of North Carolina School of Law

John Coyle joined the Carolina Law faculty in 2010 and serves as the Reef C. Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law. His teaching and research interests include contracts, corporate law, and conflict of laws.

William S. Dodge

Reporter– Jurisdiction, Restatement of the Law Fourth, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States

William S. Dodge is the John D. Ayer Chair in Business Law and Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis School of Law. He specializes in international law, international transactions, and international dispute resolution. He previously served as Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law from 2012 to 2018. 

Aaron Simowitz

Willamette University College of Law

Aaron Simowitz is an associate professor at Willamette University College of Law, where he teaches civil procedure, bankruptcy, negotiation, and a seminar on negotiating and drafting a complex transaction. His research focuses on cross-border business transactions, litigation, and arbitration.


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