What Are the Most Influential English Language Journal Articles or Papers in Private International Law?

by Trey Childress on October 30, 2013

As part of an ongoing research project, I am in the midst of compiling the most influential Engligh language papers in the field of private international law.  Given the expertise of our readership, I wanted to solicit your thoughts on this question.  Please feel free to post responses in the comments or via email to me.  I will happily share the compiled results in a future post.  Many thanks!


Ingrid Kost October 31, 2013 at 11:04 am

Dear Trey,
Please have a look at the Peace Palace Library Catalogue at
type: private international law
this will give you an overview of books, articles, bookchapters linked to private international law (in various languages), from recent date back to 1843

feel free to contact me for further information
Success with your project,
Sincerely, Ingrid Kost – Peace Palace library

Milana October 31, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Dear Trey Childress,
I would definitely mention the Journal of Private International Law and International and Comparative Law Quarterly in Europe and worldwide, and American Journal of Comparative Law in the United States.
Sincerely, Milana

Sharon October 31, 2013 at 6:55 pm

David Cavers, “A Critique of the Choice of Law Problem,” Harvard Law Review 47 (1933)

Karl Friedrich November 1, 2013 at 2:11 am

Savigny , System of the Moderm Roman Law, German LJ 1867.

Flor November 1, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Suggestion: “PIL beyond the schism” – H. Muir Watt (2011) 2(3) Transnational Legal Theory 347–427

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