John Parry

Lewis & Clark Law School


John Parry is Associate Dean of Faculty and the Edward Brunet Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School. He has written about choice of law, personal jurisdiction, treaties, international extradition, civil rights litigation, and torture. Parry worked for several years at Williams & Connolly, in Washington, D.C. and clerked from Judge James R. Browning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He received his BA from Princeton University and his JD from Harvard Law School.

Posts by John Parry

Federal Law and Choice-of-Law Reform

How much should federal law have to say about the choice-of-law rules used by federal courts in diversity cases? In Klaxon v. Stentor Electric Manufacturing Co., Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court held that federal courts sitting in diversity should apply the choice-of-law rules prevailing in the states in which they sit. This post defends the…

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Choice-of-Law Statutes?

American choice of law relies primarily on common law methods that differ from state to state. Determining the relevant law when a dispute has a connection to more than one state can be difficult. When the dispute is transnational, the difficulties increase, particularly if the forum state’s choice-of-law rules incorporate a home-state bias. Oregon’s response…

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