New U.S. Casebook on Conflict of Laws

Professor Laura Little (Temple University’s Beasley School of Law) is the author of a new U.S. casebook on the Conflict of Laws published in the Aspen Casebook Series.

Though relying essentially on U.S. sources, the casebook contains a number of comparative developments, in particular with European regulations.

About the Book

This progressive new casebook offers a contemporary, practical approach to a subject in which there are few right answers and plenty of opportunity for creativity, by connecting course content to law practice and offering modern cases and a problem pedagogy.

This title features:

  • Well-balanced casebook presents the deep jurisprudential lessons imbedded in the conflict of laws subject matter while maintaining a clear presentation of doctrines relevant to current law practice
  • Thematic approach puts conflicts of law in the context of actual issues confronted in law practice
  • Problem pedagogy helps students apply various approaches and concepts.  Extensive teaching manual outlines detailed answer to each problem. 
  • Clear, accessible writing without the “hide the ball” approach of many other books provides accessibility for a difficult course
  • Innovative organization, beginning with personal jurisdiction, follows the way issues arise in litigation and highlights the importance of forum selection.  Modular presentation allows professors to adapt book took their own organization
  • Contemporary cases and hypotheticals allow students to apply rules to current situations.  Traditional cases are also included so as to maintain continuity with the venerable parts of the discipline
  • Full coverage of current topics such as internet issues, same sex marriage, choice of law clauses, and class actions
  • International and comparative materials cover global aspects of conflicts
  • PowerPoint slides, charts, and diagrams available on line and in teaching manual provide appealing visual tools and add to the books’ teachability
  • Emphasis on the Restatement (Second) of Conflicts,  which is now the predominant United States approach but is insufficiently covered in most other texts
  • Author Laura Little brings her considerable expertise to the book—as a Professor of Law at Temple University School of Law, she specializes in federal courts, conflict of laws, and constitutional law and teaches, lectures, and consults internationally on these subjects. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including the successful Federal Courts: Examples & Explanations (Aspen), and Has received numerous awards for innovative and effective teaching
  • Comprehensive Teachers Manual includes answers to every problem, teaching suggestions, sample syllabi, and a graphical depiction of each main case  as well as unique insights and case backgrounds

More information is available here. Extracts can be downloaded here.

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About Gilles Cuniberti

Gilles Cuniberti is a professor of law at the University of Luxembourg. Previously, he taught for 10 years at the Faculty of Law of Paris 12 University (Paris Val-de-Marne). His primary teaching and research interests are comparative law, conflict of laws, international arbitration and international litigation. He is a regular contributor to the Journal de Droit International (Clunet). He has been a visiting faculty at Duke Law School, Renmin University of China and Sheffield Hallam University. He holds a Doctorate in Law from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University and an LL.M. degree from Yale Law School. He was also a Paris-Oxford Doctoral Program Scholar for a year at Trinity College, Oxford. He is admitted to the Paris Bar and practiced on a part-time basis in the Paris office of a leading English firm from 1999 to 2004. SELECTED ARTICLES: Beyond Contract - The Case for Default Arbitration in International commercial Disputes, 32 FORDHAM INT'L L.J. 417 (2009) Le principe de territorialité des voies d'exécution, JOURNAL DU DROIT INTERNATIONAL 2008.963 The Recognition of Judgments Lacking Reasons in Europe: Access to Justice, Foreign Court Avoidance and Efficiency, 57 INT’L & COMP. L. Q. 25 (2008) L’apprezzamento dell’efficacia della clausola arbitrale da parte del giudice statale : un conflitto tra Italia e Francia, 21 DIRITTO COMMERCIO INTERNAZIONALE 2007.789 (with M. Winkler) E-mail: