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American Conflicts Law: Student Edition 5th ed

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Luther L. McDougal IIIW.R. Irby Professor of Law, Tulane Law School, USA, Robert L. FelixJames P. Mozingo III Professor of Legal Research, University of South Carolina Law School, USA, Ralph U. (Professor of Law Creighton University Scho Whitten

ISBN13: 9781571052148
ISBN: 1571052143
Published: October 2001
Publisher: Transnational Publishers, Inc
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

No less than in other jurisdictions worldwide, conflicts law in the US continues to undergo a major transformation. Accordingly, this fully updated new edition of the classic treatise and commentary on American conflicts law should be welcomed, not only in law schools, but also by all legal professionals practising before US Courts.;The 5th edition of ""American Conflicts Law"" opens with an in-depth examination of the essential topics that affect conflict of laws decisions in the United States courts regardless of the conflict-of-laws system employed. Early chapters cover the background of choice of law, domicile, personal jurisdiction and related matters, the constitutional limitations on choice of law in the United States, ""vertical"" choice of law in the federal courts (the Eerie doctrine), and judgements and public acts. Building on this foundation, the book proceeds to an analysis of the development and application of the traditional ""vested rights"" system of Conflicts and goes on to examine the modern conflicts systems that have steadily been replacing that system in the latter half of the 20th century.;""American Conflicts Law"", 5th edition, includes revised and updated chapters on choice-of-law developments in American courts under all existing conflict-of-laws systems. Its coverage includes conflict of laws in criminal cases, the substance-procedure distinction, and an examination of conflict-of-laws issues under all systems in particular substantive areas. Included are chapters on torts, contracts, workers' compensation, land, tangible and intangible personality, trusts, wills and inheritance, decedents' estates, receivers and conservators, marriage and its termination, marital property, relationships with children, and corporations.;In addition to extensive description of all important developments in conflict of laws through the year 2000, the authors have provided important analysis and critical commentary of the case law within each topic covered. In its revised and updated form, ""American Conflicts Law"", 5th edition, is an excellent analytic commentary for all students of conflict of laws at the beginning of the 21st century, as well as a prime research source for lawyers and judges confronted with conflict of laws issues.

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