Robert Sharpe (LL.M. Candidate, Harvard Law School) has a new conflict of laws paper on SSRN entitled: “The Multiple Uses of Renvoi in Rule and Interest Analysis-Based Choice-of-Law Regimes“. Here is the abstract:
Renvoi is a relevant issue whenever a choice-of-law problem presents itself, clear resolution of which is a fundamental concern of the conflict of laws. The doctrine strikes at the very heart of “choice-of-law” itself, in every case demanding consideration of what exactly is meant by the selection of a governing “law”. This paper draws upon judicial approaches towards renvoi in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia to identify and distinguish the multiple different uses of renvoi – past, present, and potential – in order to dispel common assumptions surrounding the doctrine.