Restatement of the Law Third,

Conflict of Laws

This project will reexamine the increasingly important subject of conflict of laws in light of significant legal developments in the field since the influential Restatement Second was published in 1971.
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At the 2022 Annual Meeting, the membership voted to approve Tentative Draft No. 3, which includes §§ 5.01 to 5.06 from Chapter 5, Choice of Law, Introduction.

At the 2021 Annual Meeting, a motion to recommit § 1.03(1) and related Comments failed. The membership voted to approve Tentative Draft No. 2, which includes Chapter 1, Introduction; Chapter 2, Domicile; and Chapter 5, Choice of Law, Topic 2, Foreign Law (Introductory Comment, §§ 5.06-5.08).

All draft approvals are subject to the discussion at the meeting and usual editorial prerogative.

For an in-depth description of this project, please visit the Conflict of Laws page of The ALI Adviser.

Reporter
Kermit Roosevelt, III University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Philadelphia, PA
Associate Reporters
Ann L. Estin University of Iowa College of Law
Iowa City, IA
Laura Elizabeth Little Temple University Beasley School of Law
Philadelphia, PA
Christopher A. Whytock University of California, Irvine School of Law
Irvine, CA
Advisers
Thomas L. Ambro U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Wilmington, DE
William Baude University of Chicago Law School
Chicago, IL
George A. Bermann Columbia Law School
New York, NY
Mark I. Bernstein Philadelphia, PA
R. Lea Brilmayer Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
Jeffrey V. Brown U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Galveston, TX
Stephen B. Burbank University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Philadelphia, PA
Elizabeth J. Cabraser Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
San Francisco, CA
Evan R. Chesler Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
New York, NY
Neil B. Cohen Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn, NY
George T. Conway, III New York, NY
Edward H. Cooper University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI
Victoria A. Cundiff Paul Hastings LLP
New York, NY
Joy V. Cunningham Illinois Appellate Court, First District
Chicago, IL
Cari K. Dawson Alston & Bird LLP
Atlanta, GA
William S. Dodge University of California, Davis School of Law
Davis, CA
Rochelle C. Dreyfuss New York University School of Law
New York, NY
Thomas A. Dubbs Labaton Sucharow LLP
New York, NY
Jennifer Walker Elrod U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Houston, TX
Sidney A. Fitzwater U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX
Mark C. Fleming WilmerHale
Boston, MA
David L. Franklin DePaul College of Law
Chicago, IL
Steven S. Gensler University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
John E. Jones III U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA
Larry Kramer William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
Menlo Park, CA
Barbara Madsen Supreme Court of Washington
Olympia, WA
Mark D. Martin Regent University School of Law
Virginia Beach, VA
Barbara W. Mather Pepper Hamilton LLP (Retired)
Philadelphia, PA
Andrea J. Menaker White & Case LLP
Washington, DC
Ralf C. Michaels Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Hamburg, Germany
Richard L. Neumeier Morrison Mahoney LLP
Boston, MA
Erin Ann O'Hara O'Connor Florida State University College of Law
Tallahassee, FL
William H. Pryor, Jr. U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Birmingham, AL
Kenneth F. Ripple U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
South Bend, IN
John M. Rogers U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Lexington, KY
Lee H. Rosenthal U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
Peter J. Rubin Massachusetts Appeals Court
Boston, MA
Stephen E. Sachs Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
Karen Patton Seymour Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
New York, NY
Linda J. Silberman New York University School of Law
New York, NY
Joseph Singer Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
Robert H. Sitkoff Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
Sri Srinivasan U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
Washington, DC
Symeon C. Symeonides Willamette University College of Law
Salem, OR
Stephen Lyle Tatum Cantey Hanger LLP
Fort Worth, TX
Michael Traynor Cobalt LLP
Berkeley, CA
Daniel E. Troy Valo Health LLC
Chevy Chase, MD
Louise Weinberg University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
James F. Williams Perkins Coie LLP
Seattle, WA
Kathleen M. Williams U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Miami, FL
Liaison
Morten M. Fogt University of Aarhus, School of Law
Aarhus, Denmark
Members Consultative Group
Charles W. Adams University of Tulsa College of Law
Tulsa, OK
Marc T. Amy Jones Walker LLP
Lafayette, LA
José F. Anderson University of Baltimore School of Law
Baltimore, MD
Christopher Edward Appel Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Washington, DC
Susan Frelich Appleton Washington University School of Law
Saint Louis, MO
Ronald G. Aronovsky Southwestern Law School
Los Angeles, CA
Michael F. Aylward Morrison Mahoney LLP
Boston, MA
Steven K. Balman Shook & Johnson
Tulsa, OK
Margaret Armstrong Bancroft Dechert LLP (Retired)
New York, NY
Spyridon V. Bazinas Vienna, Austria
James M. Beck Reed Smith LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Charles L. Becker Kline & Specter, PC
Philadelphia, PA
Turney Powers Berry Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
Louisville, KY
Carl S. Bjerre University of Oregon School of Law
Eugene, OR
Andrea K. Bjorklund McGill University Faculty of Law
Montreal, Canada
Ira Mark Bloom Albany Law School
Albany, NY
Patrick J. Borchers Creighton University School of Law
Omaha, NE
Willard L. Boyd III Nyemaster Goode, PC
Des Moines, IA
Andrew D. Bradt University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley, CA
Ronald A. Brand University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Pittsburgh, PA
Scott A. Brister Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Austin, TX
Ralph Brubaker University of Illinois College of Law
Champaign, IL
Aaron-Andrew Paul Bruhl William & Mary Law School
Williamsburg, VA
K. King Burnett Webb Burnett Cornbrooks (Retired)
Stow, MA
Timothy W. Burns Burns Bowen Bair LLP
Madison, WI
John P. Burton Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A.
Santa Fe, NM
J. Brett Busby Supreme Court of Texas
Austin, TX
John K. Bush U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Louisville, KY
Hannah L. Buxbaum Indiana University, Maurer School of Law
Bloomington, IN
Robert L. Byer Duane Morris LLP
Pittsburgh, PA
Charles Calleros Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Phoenix, AZ
John Joseph Cannon, III Shearman & Sterling LLP
New York, NY
William Richard Casto Texas Tech University School of Law
Lubbock, TX
Henry L. Chambers, Jr. University of Richmond School of Law
Richmond, VA
Eric A. Chiappinelli Texas Tech University School of Law
Lubbock, TX
Donald Earl Childress III Pepperdine University, Caruso School of Law
Malibu, CA
Sylvia Fung Chin White & Case LLP
New York, NY
Stephen Yee Chow Hsuanyeh Law Group, PC
Boston, MA
James W. Christie Christie & Young PC
Philadelphia, PA
Penelope L. Christophorou Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
New York, NY
Jeffrey Bossert Clark U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division
Washington, DC
Zachary D. Clopton Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Chicago, IL
Michael S. Coffee Washington, DC
David K. Cohen George Washington University Law School
Chevy Chase, MD
Daniel P. Collins U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Pasadena, CA
Gerald B. Cope, Jr. Akerman LLP
Miami, FL
John Francis Coyle University of North Carolina School of Law
Chapel Hill, NC
John G. Crabtree Crabtree & Auslander, LLC
Key Biscayne, FL
Robert A. Creamer Cambridge, MA
Thomas L. Cubbage, III The Center for American and International Law
Plano, TX
Vivian Grosswald Curran University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Pittsburgh, PA
Edward J. Currie, Jr. Currie Johnson & Myers, PA
Jackson, MS
Christopher Scott D'Angelo Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP
Philadelphia, PA
George A. Davidson Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
New York, NY
Mary J. Davis University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Lexington, KY
Joseph William Dellapenna Villanova University School of Law (Retired)
Ardmore, PA
Robert P. Deyling Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Washington, DC
Anthony M. DiLeo Anthony M. DiLeo, APC
New Orleans, LA
Michael R. Dimino Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Harrisburg, PA
Graeme B. Dinwoodie IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Chicago, IL
Alyssa A. DiRusso Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
Birmingham, AL
Nikola R. Djuric Djuric Spratt P.A.
Atlanta, GA
Donald L. Doernberg Pace University, Elisabeth Haub School of Law (Retired)
Penn Valley, CA
James B. Dolan, Jr. Bager, Dolan, Parker & Cohen
Boston, MA
Laura Gaston Dooley Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Central Islip, NY
Kevin J. Doyle U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
Burlington, VT
Christine Michelle Duffy Pro Bono Partnership
Haverhill, MA
Paul F. Eckstein Perkins Coie LLP
Phoenix, AZ
David M. English University of Missouri School of Law
Columbia, MO
Allan H. Erbsen University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, MN
Howard M. Erichson Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY
Arthur Norman Field Field Consulting Services LLC
New York, NY
Joseph Z. Fleming Joseph Z. Fleming P.A.
Miami, FL
Theodore J. Folkman Folkman LLC
Boston, MA
Eric M. Freedman Hofstra University School of Law
Hempstead, NY
Richard D. Freer Emory University School of Law
Atlanta, GA
Paul L. Friedman U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Henry D. Gabriel Elon University School of Law
Greensboro, NC
Thomas P. Gallanis University of Iowa College of Law
Iowa City, IA
Kenneth S. Gallant University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law (Retired)
Sequim, WA
Richard Garnett The University of Melbourne Law School
Melbourne, Australia
James Paul George Texas A&M University School of Law
Fort Worth, TX
Daniel C. Girard Girard Sharp LLP
San Francisco, CA
Donald Wayne Glazer Goodwin Procter LLP
Newton, MA
Martin Glenn U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
New York, NY
Philip S. Goldberg Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Washington, DC
David B. Goodwin Covington & Burling LLP
San Francisco, CA
Linda Sheryl Greene Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, MI
Marcy Hogan Greer Alexander Dubose & Jefferson LLP
Austin, TX
Charles E. Griffin Butler Snow LLP
Ridgeland, MS
David W. Gruning Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Abita Springs, LA
Deepak Gupta Gupta Wessler PLLC
Washington, DC
Peter Hay Emory University School of Law
Atlanta, GA
Paul Herrup U.S. Department of Justice
Harpers Ferry, WV
Tracy D. Hester University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX
Daniel Earle Hinde Schiffer Hicks Johnson PLLC
Houston, TX
Eric L. Hirschhorn Winston & Strawn LLP
Washington, DC
Richard Anthony Hodyl, Jr. Hinkhouse Williams Walsh LLP
Chicago, IL
Adam L. Hoeflich Bartlit Beck LLP
Chicago, IL
Jennifer Bruch Hogan Hogan & Hogan, LLP
Houston, TX
Roger F. Holmes Biss & Holmes
Anchorage, AK
Christina Michelle Houston DLA Piper US LLP
Wilmington, DE
David Hricik Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law
Macon, GA
Edwin E. Huddleson Washington, DC
Michael John Hutter, Jr. Albany Law School
Albany, NY
Sarah Howard Jenkins University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law (Retired)
Little Rock, AR
Courtney G. Joslin University of California, Davis School of Law
Davis, CA
Liza Ilona Karsai Chicago, IL
Robert R. Keatinge Holland & Hart LLP
Denver, CO
Chimène Keitner University of California, Hastings College of the Law
San Francisco, CA
Catherine Kessedjian University Panthéon-Assas Paris II
Paris, France
Kenneth C. Kettering Columbia Law School
Short Hills, NJ
David R. Keyes Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
Austin, TX
Frederic L. Kirgis Washington and Lee University School of Law (Retired)
Lexington, VA
Christopher M. Klein U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California
Vancouver, WA
Daniel S. Kleinberger Mitchell Hamline School of Law (Retired)
Mendota Heights, MN
Glenn S. Koppel Western State College of Law
Irvine, CA
Jeffrey D. Kovar U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC
David N. Kragseth Guy Carpenter & Company LLC
Philadelphia, PA
Peter B Kutner University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
Sybil H. Landau New York, NY
William P. LaPiana New York Law School
New York, NY
John K. Lawrence Dickinson Wright PLLC
Ann Arbor, MI
Herbert I. Lazerow University of San Diego School of Law
San Diego, CA
Thomas H. Lee Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY
Noëlle Lenoir Noëlle Lenoir Avocats
Paris, France
William Parker Lightfoot May Lightfoot, PLLC
Washington, DC
Lewis J. Liman U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
New York, NY
John Linarelli Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Central Islip, NY
Lynn M. LoPucki University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Mitchell A. Lowenthal Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
New York, NY
Houston Putnam Lowry Ford & Paulekas, LLP
Hartford, CT
Peter B. Maggs University of Illinois College of Law
Urbana, IL
Thomas O. Main University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Las Vegas, NV
C. Scott Maravilla U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Washington, DC
Richard L. Marcus University of California, Hastings College of the Law
San Francisco, CA
Mary Massaron Plunkett Cooney, P.C.
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Michael C. Massengale JAMS
Houston, TX
Lorelie S. Masters Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Washington, DC
James R. Maxeiner University of Baltimore School of Law
Baltimore, MD
Michael H. McGinley Dechert LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Michael S. McGinniss University of North Dakota School of Law
Grand Forks, ND
Thomas B. McNamara U.S. Bankruptcy Court for District of Colorado
Denver, CO
Richard A. Michael Loyola University, Chicago School of Law
Chicago, IL
Elizabeth S. Miller Baylor Law School
Waco, TX
Katherine G. Minarik Coinbase
Chicago, IL
Paul W. Mollica Equip for Equality
Chicago, IL
Alan B. Morrison George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
Edward M. Mullins Reed Smith LLP
Miami, FL
Arnold K. Mytelka Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.
Springfield, NJ
James A. R. Nafziger Willamette University College of Law
Salem, OR
Ved P. Nanda University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Denver, CO
J. Thomas Oldham University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX
Arden J. Olson Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.
Eugene, OR
Robert L. Parks Law Offices of Gabriel Garay
Coral Gables, FL
John T. Parry Lewis & Clark Law School
Portland, OR
Anne M. Patterson Supreme Court of New Jersey
Morristown, NJ
Wendy Collins Perdue University of Richmond School of Law
Richmond, VA
A. Robert Pietrzak Sidley Austin LLP (Retired)
New York, NY
Jeffrey M. Pollock Fox Rothschild LLP
Princeton, NJ
Richard J. R. Raleigh, Jr. Wilmer & Lee, PA
Huntsville, AL
Alan Scott Rau University of Texas School of Law
New York, NY
D. Theodore Rave University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Austin, TX
Hal R. Ray, Jr. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Fort Worth, TX
C. Ryan Reetz Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Miami, FL
Deborah Renner FINRA
New York, NY
William M. Richman University of Toledo College of Law
Toledo, OH
Liesa L. Richter University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
Ira P. Robbins American University, Washington College of Law
Bethesda, MD
Armand James Robertson, II Superior Court of California, City and County of San Francisco (Retired)
San Francisco, CA
James L. Robertson Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.
Jackson, MS
Sandra M. Rocks Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
New York, NY
Keith A. Rowley University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Las Vegas, NV
Miles N. Ruthberg Latham & Watkins LLP (Retired)
New York, NY
Thomas E. Rutledge Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
Louisville, KY
Donald J. Savery Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Boston, MA
Matthew W. Sawchak Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A
Raleigh, NC
Ronald Joseph Scalise, Jr. Tulane University School of Law
New Orleans, LA
Timothy R. Schnabel Uniform Law Commission
Chicago, IL
Jeffrey Alan Schoenblum Vanderbilt University Law School
Nashville, TN
William H. Schorling Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Philadelphia, PA
Victor E. Schwartz Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Washington, DC
David W. J. Scorey Essex Court Chambers
London, England
Mortimer Newlin Stead Sellers University of Baltimore School of Law
Baltimore, MD
Marc M. Seltzer Susman Godfrey LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Stephen L. Sepinuck Paul Hastings LLP
Nashville, TN
Randolph Stuart Sergent CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Baltimore, MD
Gene R. Shreve South Yarmouth, MA
Douglas G. Smith Aurelius Law Group LLC
Chicago, IL
Edwin E. Smith Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Boston, MA
Robert G. Spector University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
Adam N. Steinman University of Alabama School of Law
Tuscaloosa, AL
Joan E. Steinman IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Chicago, IL
Jeffrey W. Stempel University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Las Vegas, NV
Paul B. Stephan University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA
Stewart E. Sterk Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
New York, NY
David P. Stewart Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, DC
H. Mark Stichel RKW Law Group
Baltimore, MD
Shale D. Stiller DLA Piper US LLP
Baltimore, MD
Laura D. Stith Supreme Court of Missouri (Senior Judge)
Kansas City, MO
Elizabeth S. Stong U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York
Brooklyn, NY
Stacie Strong University of Sydney Law School
Sydney, Australia
Guy Miller Struve Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (Retired)
New York, NY
Louise Ellen Teitz Roger Williams University School of Law
Bristol, RI
William H. Theis Federal Defender Program
Lawrence, KS
Jay Tidmarsh Notre Dame Law School
Notre Dame, IN
Daniel Patrick Tokaji University of Wisconsin Law School
Madison, WI
Daniel Mack Traynor U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
Bismarck, ND
Marketa Trimble University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Las Vegas, NV
Peter D. Trooboff Covington & Burling LLP
Washington, DC
Sjef van Erp Maastricht University (Retired)
Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Pierre-Hugues Verdier University of Virginia Law School
Charlottesville, VA
Bea Verschraegen University of Vienna, Faculty of Law
Vienna, Austria
Carlos Manuel Vázquez Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, DC
Lynn Dennis Wardle Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (Retired)
Provo, UT
Rhonda Wasserman University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Pittsburgh, PA
Steven O. Weise Proskauer Rose LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Ralph U. Whitten Creighton University School of Law
Omaha, NE
Peter Winship Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law (Retired)
Dallas, TX
Tobias B. Wolff University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Philadelphia, PA
Douglas P. Woodlock U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Boston, MA
Patrick Woolley University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

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