The American Journal of Comparative Law, 2006 American National Report


The 2006 American National Report, published yearly by the The American Society of Comparative Law, is now in print.  The Society has as its laudable goal to "promote the comparative study of law and the understanding of . . .  private international law," and the recent Report is no exception.  In pertinent part, the Table of Contents is as follows: 

American Law in the 21st Century: U.S. National Reports to the XVIIth International Congress of Comparative Law
Edited by John C. Reitz and David S. Clark   

Preface by John C. Reitz & David S. Clark

American Participation in the Development of the International Academy of Comparative Law and Its First Two Hague Congresses by David S. Clark  

SECTION II: Civil Law, Procedure, and Private International Law

  • New Developments in Succession Law by Ronald J. Scalise, Jr.
  • Parenthood in a Time of Transition: Tensions between Legal, Biological, and Social Conceptions of Parenthood by David D. Meyer
  • The Boundaries of Property Rights: La Notion de Biens by Alain A. Levasseur
  • Estoppel and Textualism by Gregory E. Maggs 
  • Pure Economic Loss in American Tort Law: An Unstable Consensus by David Gruning
  • Contracts Subject to Non-State Norms by Symeon C. Symeonides
  • New Experiences of International Arbitration in the United States by Christopher R. Drahozal
  • Recognition of Same-Sex Legal Relationships in the United States by Peter Hay
  • The Civil, Criminal and Disciplinary Liability of Judges by John O. Haley
  • Access to Justice, Costs, and Legal Aid by James P. George
  • Agriculture and the Polluter Pays Principle by Ved P. Nanda

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