On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, the Hamburg Max Planck Institute will host its 22nd monthly virtual workshop Current Research in Private International Law at 17:00-18:30 CEST. Kermit Roosevelt (University of Pennsylvania) will speak, in English, about the topic
“The Third Restatement of Conflict of Laws: Origins and Aspirations“.
During the middle of the twentieth century, American judges and law professors reacted against the territorialist rigidity of the First Restatement of Conflict of Laws, ushering in the chaos of the choice-of-law revolution. The Second Restatement, completed in 1971, won wide acceptance by courts but found less favor with law professors and has not brought order to the field. In 2014, the American Law Institute decided to try again, beginning work on the Third Restatement. What lessons can be learned from the history of American choice of law, and how can those lessons inform the drafting of a new Restatement? Kermit Roosevelt, the Reporter for the Third Restatement, will offer an overview of the current draft that seeks to situate it within the history of American choice of law and suggest the reasons that it takes the form it does.
The presentation will be followed by open discussion. All are welcome. More information and sign-up here.
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