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Choice of Law

Symeon C. Symeonides


This book covers the choice-of-law part of Conflict of Laws (or Private International Law), namely the process of choosing the law that governs disputes that implicate the laws of more than one state or country. Its central focus is on American law, but its peripheral vision is comparative. It is divided into four parts. Part I discusses the federal framework and the impact of the Constitution on choice of law. Part II discusses the structure and operation of choice-of-law rules and the historical evolution of choice-of-law doctrine and methodology from the nineteenth century to the present, t ... More

Keywords: choice of law, conflict of laws, private international law, torts, products liability, contracts, forum selection clauses, arbitration clauses, statutes of limitation, property

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190496722
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496722.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Symeon C. Symeonides, author
Alex L. Parks Distinguished Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, Willamette University School of Law

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