The new edition includes case law developments through January 2014. Its various new principal and note cases enhance the breadth and depth of coverage and promise to be lively and interesting to teach. The fifth edition also reflects the increasing importance of international conflicts in this country’s courts.
Like the earlier editions, the fifth offers comprehensive coverage of choice of law, jurisdiction, judgments, and federal-state conflicts. It features an innovative organization of the choice-of-law materials, highlighting in Chapter 1 the natural advantages of applying forum law and turning in Chapters 2–6 to choice-of-law policies that at times have led courts to reject those natural advantages. Other distinctive aspects of the book include its special attention to relevant constitutional law doctrines and its use of chapter introductions to provide special guidance to students.
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