PUBLISHED:October 18, 2016

The Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law 2016 Symposium

Friday, November 4-5
ALL DAY | Room 3037
Duke Law School

A summary of the conference proceedings is available here.

International Conflict of Laws and the Third Restatement

Writing in 2000, Mathias Reimann criticized the Second Restatement of Conflict of Laws for being “largely blind to international concerns.” He argued that since international conflict-of-laws issues have become routine, the next Restatement of Conflict of Laws must be attentive to such issues and that, ideally, it would “come with an implied (or better yet express) warranty that all its principles and rules are fit for international use as well [as for domestic use].” With work on the Third Restatement of Conflict of Laws now underway—and with one of its goals being “to pay greater attention to the international context than the Second Restatement did”—it is time to give careful thought to Professor Reimann’s call for a genuinely international restatement.

 With this in mind, the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law will be hosting a symposium entitled: "International Conflict of Laws and the Third Restatement." The symposium will provide an opportunity to explore an array of topics such as “Comparative Law and International Law in the New Restatement,” “International versus Interstate Conflicts,” “Family Law and Domestic Relations” and several other topics.

The symposium will feature all three reporters of the 3rd Restatement of the Conflict of Laws: Laura Little, Kermit Roosevelt III and Chris Whytock.  Speakers will include Patrick Borchers, Hannah Buxbaum, Donald Earl Childress III, Ann Laquer Estin, Richard Fentiman, Ralf Michaels, Horatia Muir Watt, Mathias Reimann, Linda Silberman, Symeon Symeonides, Louise Ellen Teitz, and Chris Whytock.

For more information, see  If you are interested in attending the DJCIL Symposium please email by October 16, 2016 with a contact email and how many people will be attending in your party.