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Conflict of Laws: Case-law

This research guide covers choice of law resources (online and print), plus private international law and Lynn Wardle articles.

Case-law Research for Conflict of Laws

Case-law research for Conflict of Laws


West key numbers - from West’s Analysis of American Law (West, 2013)
Second Floor Reference KF 242 .A1 .W47a 2013

Federal Courts 281-287     "Controversies Between Citizens of Different States"

Federal Courts 371-433     "State Laws as Rules of Decision."

Includes a) in general, b) decisions of state courts as authority, and c) application to particular matters.



For state law, there is not one specific conflicts of law key number. These are scattered among many areas of law in West’s digests.


Citators and Restatement (Second) of Conflict of Laws

LexisNexis Shepards - use the format: conflict of laws second sec. 1

Westlaw KeyCite - use the format: rest 2d confl s 20

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