In the video below, Kermit Roosevelt III outlines the overall goals of the Restatement of the Law Third, Conflict of Laws project and Tentative Draft No. 3. This draft contains Topic 1, Introduction, of Chapter 5 on Choice of Law, and will be presented to ALI membership at the 2022 ALI Annual Meeting this May. Roosevelt serves as Reporter for this Restatement.

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Kermit Roosevelt, III

Reporter, Conflict of Laws

Kermit Roosevelt is Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. He works in a diverse range of fields, focusing on constitutional law and conflict of laws. His latest academic book, Conflict of Laws (Foundation Press 2010) offers an accessible analytical overview of conflicts. He also is the author of two novels, Allegiance (Regan Arts, 2015) and In the Shadow of the Law (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005).


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