Chapter 12. Conflict of Laws

  1. Dennis Patterson Professor1,2,3
  1. Perry Dane Professor

Published Online: 27 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320114.ch12

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition

How to Cite

Dane, P. (2010) Conflict of Laws, in A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition (ed D. Patterson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320114.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    European University Institute, Florence, Italy

  2. 2

    Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey, USA

  3. 3

    Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom

Author Information

  1. Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170062

Online ISBN: 9781444320114

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Keywords:

  • conflict of laws, or “private international law” - adjudicating private law effects of distinct jurisdictions;
  • 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;
  • modernist choice of law;
  • choice of law modernists - good deal of reifying themselves;
  • outcome-oriented methods - the “better law” approach;
  • traditional, norm-based, view of law and adjudication;
  • great issues in choice of law - tracking conflict between classicism and modernism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Classical Choice of Law

  • Modernist Choice of Law

  • Questions for Modernists

  • Questions for Classicalists

  • Questions for Us All

  • References