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Torts, Contracts, Property, Status, Characterization, and the Conflict of Laws, 59 Columbia Law Review 440 (1959)

Abstract

This is a formidable title, involving areas where angels fear to tread. Nevertheless, some of us are foolish enough to rush in. A few years ago Dean Prosser, for example, somehow got himself tangled up in a conflict of laws problem involving torts. "[C]onflict of laws," he said, "is a dismal swamp,filled with quaking quagmires, and inhabited by learned but eccentric professors who theorize about mysterious matters in a strange and incomprehensible jargon." After pushing the problem around the swamp for sixty pages, he came to the startling conclusion that "something will have to be done about all this."

Date of Authorship for this Version

1959

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Torts, Contracts, Property, Status, Characterization, and the Conflict of Laws, 59 Columbia Law Review 440 (1959)

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