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On January 4, 2020, the Conflict of Laws Section of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) will host a panel at the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.   Registration is available here.

Sessions Information
January 4, 2020

10:30 am – 12:15 pm

Room: Maryland Suite B
Floor: Lobby Level
Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

Description: The biggest development in conflict of laws in the last 100 years is the move to party autonomy. The panel will discuss issues relating to the interpretation and enforcement of choice-of-law clauses, forum selection clauses, and arbitration clauses. It will also discuss the reasons why parties may choose to arbitrate or litigate future disputes at the time of contracting.


Moderator: John F. Coyle, University of North Carolina School of Law

Speaker: Pamela Bookman, Fordham Law School

Speaker: Christopher R. Drahozal, University of Kansas School of Law

Speaker: Laura E. Little, Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law

Speaker: Julian Nyarko, Stanford Law School