Choice of Law (Oxford Commentaries on American Law) (Hardcover)
Choice of Law provides an in-depth sophisticated coverage of the choice-of-law part Conflicts Law (or Private International Law) in torts, products liability, contracts, forum-selection and arbitration clauses, insurance, statutes of limitation, domestic relations, property, marital property, and successions. It also covers the constitutional framework and conflicts between federal law and foreign law. The book explains the doctrinal and methodological foundations of choice of law and then focuses on its actual practice, examining not only what courts say but also what they do. It identifies the emerging decisional patterns and extracts predictions about likely outcomes.
About the Author
Symeon C. Symeonides is the Alex L. Parks Distinguished Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at Willamette University School of Law, in Oregon. He is an award winning author and renowned expert in conflicts law, having published 26 books and more than 120 articles (in seven languages), including thewidely popular annual survey of American choice-of-law cases for the last thirty years. Reviewers have called him a conflicts giant, the world's leading expert on comparative conflicts law, and the father of codification, and his work brilliant, engrossing, masterful, andindispensable. His work received five scholarly prizes and has been cited by the supreme courts of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Israel (22 times). He drafted three path-breaking choice-of-law codifications (for Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and Oregon), participated in drafting severalEuropean Union laws and two international conventions, and provided legislative advice to several foreign governments. He is president of the International Association of Legal Science, former President of the American Society of Comparative Law, and member of the Institut de Droit International andthe International Academy of Comparative Law. He has taught and lectured at several American and European universities and The Hague Academy of International Law. He holds degrees in private and public law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an LL.M and an S.J.D from the Harvard LawSchool, and two honorary doctorates.