Hosted by: American Enterprise Institute
In their new book The Law Market (Oxford University Press, January 2009), professors Erin A. O'Hara, director of the Law and Human Behavior Program at Vanderbilt University Law School, and Larry E. Ribstein of the University of Illinois College of Law explore the concept of law as a product for which people can shop, regardless of geographic borders. They examine how choice-of-law rules (which determine what substantive law will be applied to a case with different legal jurisdictions) and jurisdictional competition enable law markets to function efficiently. This wide-ranging analysis covers the law market’s implications for topics ranging from corporate governance and business law to marriage.
At this event, O'Hara and Ribstein will discuss their book and examine choice-of-law issues in significant depth. Max Stearns, Marbury Research Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law, will comment.
Added by insideronline on January 22, 2009