Conflict of Laws

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory
Subtitle of host publicationSecond edition
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781405170062
StatePublished - Jan 27 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


  • Choice of law modernists-good deal of reifying themselves
  • Choice of law, resembling law's psychiatric ward
  • Choice of law-scene of struggle in the United States
  • Classical choice of law by Joseph Beale-in his treatise (1935) and in Restatement of Conflict of Laws
  • Classical choice of law-resting on eight pillars
  • Conflict of laws, or "private international law"-adjudicating private law effects of distinct jurisdictions
  • Great issues in choice of law-tracking conflict between classicism and modernism
  • Modernist choice of law
  • Outcome-oriented methods-the "better law" approach
  • Traditional, norm-based, view of law and adjudication

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