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French Rules of the Conflict of Laws, 36 Yale Law Journal 731 (1927)


The subject of the Conflict of Laws has been cultivated perhaps in France more than in any other counhy. Some of the greatest names connected with its science are French, such as Dumoulin and d' Argentre, of the 16th century, Boullenois, Bouhier and Froland of the 18th century and Laine, Weiss and Pillet of the present century. Before the enactment of the Code Napoleon the questions of the conflict of laws arose between the different provinces of France; since then they have arisen between France and foreign countries. The residence of many foreigners in Paris and other parts of France has caused a large variety of problems in the Conflict of Lav;s to be presented to the French courts during the last century, a fact lending particular interest to the study of French decisions on this subject.

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