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American Law Institute Launches Second Phase of Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law

Yesterday, the Council of the American Law Institute (ALI) approved a project to complete the Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States. The project will be chaired by John Bellinger and Harold Koh. Curt Bradley, Bill Dodge, and Oona Hathaway will serve as reporters. The first phase of the Restatement (Fourth)…

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Side-Stepping the Dismal Swamp: A Reply to Roosevelt

In a recent post, we sought to call attention to what we see as two issues with the way the draft Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws embraces a specific theory of choice of law called the “two-step” approach. First, we suggested that there is a disconnect between the “two-step” approach and the Restatement’s black…

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What the Restatement Actually Says: A Response to Brilmayer and Listwa

In a recent post, Lea Brilmayer and Dan Listwa argue that there is a contradiction in the draft Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws, for which I am the Reporter. They claim that the Restatement’s two-step model for choice of law is in fundamental conflict with its statement of blackletter rules, and they argue instead…

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A Theory-Less Restatement for Conflict of Laws

For the first time in over half a century, the American Law Institute (“ALI”) is drafting a new Restatement of Conflict of Laws. The world has changed a great deal since 1971 when the Restatement (Second) was published, growing far more interconnected—so the idea of a new Restatement, taking into account the last few decades…

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Ingrid (Wuerth) Brunk

Vanderbilt Law School
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William Dodge

UC Davis School of Law
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Cornell Law School
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John F. Coyle

University of North Carolina School of Law
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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
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Melissa Stewart

Georgetown University Law Center
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Noah Buyon

Duke University School of Law
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Will Moon

University of Maryland
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William K. McGoughran

Vanderbilt Law School
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Chimène Keitner

UC Davis School of Law
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Catherine Amirfar

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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Justin R. Rassi

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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Isabelle Glimcher

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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