Conflict of Laws
"Conflict of Laws is that part of the law of each state which determines what effect is given to the fact that the case may have a significant relationship to more than one state." Restatement (Second) Conflict of Laws § 2 (Am. Law Inst. 1971).
Jenkins has access to the Restatement of Conflict of laws in print, on the library's Westlaw computers, and on the member database HeinOnline. Use this guide to find out more about this Restatement and how to access it.
The third series of Conflict of Laws is currently in development. See ALI for more information.
The second series of Conflict of Laws was published in 1971 and revisions to the second series were published in 1989. Select case citation sources to the second series of Conflict of Laws may include case citations to the first series of the Restatement of Conflict of Laws.
The first series of Conflict of Laws was published in 1934. Select case citation sources may include case citations to the first series with the second series of Conflict of Laws.
See the Annotations page of this guide for more information about finding case citations.
For more information about the different Restatement series, see the About the Restatements page of this guide.
The Restatement of the Law, Second: Conflict of Laws volumes "supersede entirely the original Restatement of this subject published by the Institute in 1934." Introduction to Restatement (Second) of Conflict of Laws, at VII (1971).
For more information on superseded status, see the publication page at www.ali.org or contact the American Law Institute.
To help researchers navigate between the different Restatement series, ALI includes "parallel tables", found before the index of most Restatement subjects. These tables show corresponding section numbers between two series of Restatements. Some parallel tables may connect section numbers of the final Restatement with one or more earlier drafts. When using these parallel tables to find where an older series (or draft) section is located in a newer series, be sure to check all volumes of the current series - the parallel tables only point to the sections found in that particular volume.
The Parallel Tables found in the front of volume 3 of Restatement (Second) Conflict of Laws show corresponding Restatement (Second) Conflict of Laws, Restatement (Second) Conflict of Laws Tentative Drafts 1-13, and Restatement of Conflict of Laws (1934) section numbers.
The Parallel Tables found in the back of Restatement of Conflict of Laws (1934) show corresponding Restatement of Conflict of Laws (1934) and Proposed Final Draft No. 4-5 section numbers.