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Calleros published in Wisconsin 'International Law Journal'


Charles Calleros
September 30, 2011

Professor Charles Calleros published an article, “Toward Harmonization and Certainty in Choice-of-Law Rules for International Contracts: Should the U.S. Adopt the Equivalent of Rome I?” on international conflict of laws in the Wisconsin International Law Journal.

The article reviews choice-of-law approaches over the past century in the U.S. and Europe and concludes that the new European Rome I Regulation strikes a good balance between certainty and providing special protections for the expectations of consumers and employees. Calleros argues for more widespread adoption of international conflict rules based on Rome I. 

The article concludes with a hypothetical application of Rome I to choose either U.S. or French law to apply to a contractual penalty clause (enforceable under French law but not contract law in the U.S.) and to determine whether a U.S. forum should invoke public policy to overrule the selection of French law.

Charles Calleros’ research interests include the intersection of race and gender discrimination and free speech; various issues regarding legal education, and international and comparative contract law. He teaches courses in Contracts, International Contracts, and Civil Rights Legislation at the College of Law. At the Université Paris Descartes, he annually teaches short courses in Common Law Legal Method, Comparative and International Contracts, and International Conflict of Laws.