Peter Hay

L.Q.C. Lamar Professor Emeritus of Law

Curriculum Vitae
Publications List




Areas of Expertise
Conflict of Laws, European Community Law, Comparative Law, Contracts and Sales, Jurisprudence


Peter Hay is one of the most distinguished comparative law scholars in the country. He was Alumni Distinguished Professor of Law and dean at the University of Illinois before coming to Emory in 1991.

Since 1975, Professor Hay has been an honorary professor at the University of Freiburg in Germany. In 1989, Professor Hay received the research prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. He was elected a titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, a member of the American Law Institute in 1984 and a member of the American Academy of Foreign Law in 1986.

Professor Hay's research has focused on the fields of conflict of laws, European Community law, comparative law, contracts and sales, and jurisprudence. From 1994-2000 he held, concurrently with his Emory appointment, the chair for Civil Law, Foreign and International Private Law and Comparative Law at the University of Dresden, Germany, where he served as dean of its law faculty from 1997-2000.

Education: BA, JD, University of Michigan, 1958.

American Covenant Marriage in the Conflict of Laws, The
64 La. L. Rev. 43 (2003-2004) 2004

Review Essay: Friedrich Juenger and U.S. Conflicts Law
6 Unif. L. Rev. n.s. 691 2001

From Rule-Orientation to Approach in German Conflicts Law - The Effect of the 1986 and 1999 Codifications
47 Am. J. Comp. L. 633 1999

Common Market Countries Apporoach to East-West Trade
1 Int'l Soc'y Stan. L. Sch. Proc. 11 1996

Bridging the Gap between Rules and Approaches in Tort Choice of Law in the United States: A Survey of Current Case Law
27 Int'l L. 369 1993

Recognition and Enforcement of American Money-Judgments in Germany - The 1992 Decision of the German Supreme Court, The
40 Am. J. Comp. L. 729 1992

Transient Jurisdiction, Especially over International Defendants: Critical Comments on Burnham v. Superior Court of California
1990 U. Ill. L. Rev. 593 (1990) 1990

1989 U. Ill. L. Rev. 35 (1989) 1989

Judicial Jurisdiction and Choice of Law: Constitutional Limitations
59 U. Colo. L. Rev. 9 (1988) 1988

Refining Personal Jurisdiction in the United States
35 Int'l & Comp. L.Q. 32 1986

Case for Federalizing Rules of Civil Jurisdiction in the European Community, The
82 Mich. L. Rev. 1323 1984

Judicial Jurisdiction over Foreign-Country Corporate Defendants - Comments on Recent Case Law
63 Or. L. Rev. 431 (1984) 1984

Full Faith and Credit and Federalism in Choice of Law
34 Mercer L. Rev. 709 1983

Comments on Self-Limited Rules of Law in Conflicts Methodology
30 Am. J. Comp. L. Supp. 129 (1982) 1982

Reflections on Conflict-of-Laws Methodology
32 Hastings L.J. 1644 (1980-1981) 1981

Concluding Remarks
32 Hastings L.J. 1684 (1980-1981) 1981

Interrelation of Jurisdiction and Choice-of-Law in United States Conflicts Law, The
28 Int'l & Comp. L.Q. 161 1979

Agency in the Conflict of Laws and the 1978 Hague Convention
27 Am. J. Comp. L. 1 (1979) 1979

Proposed U.S.-U.K. Recognition-of-Judgments Convention: Another Perspective, The
18 Va. J. Int'l L. 753 1978

Proposed U.S.-U.K. Recognition-of-Judgments Convention: Another Perspective, The
18 Va. J. Int'l L. 753 1978

Unjust Enrichment in the Conflict of Laws: A Comparative View of German Law and the American Restatement 2d
26 Am. J. Comp. L. 1 (1977-1978) 1978

EMI/CBS and the Rest of the World: Trademark Rights and the European Communities
25 Am. J. Comp. L. 120 (1977) 1977

Proposed Recognition-of-Judgments Convention between the United States and the United Kingdom, The
11 Tex. Int'l L. J. 421 (1976) 1976

Community Court and Supremacy of Community Law: A Progress Report, The
8 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 651 (1974-1975) 1975

Supremacy of Community Law in National Courts
17 Am. J. Comp. L. 93 (1969) 1969

International Unification of Law: A Symposium, The
16 Am. J. Comp. L. 1 (1968) 1968

Common Market Preliminary Draft Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments - Some Considerations of Policy and Interpretation, The
16 Am. J. Comp. L. 149 (1968) 1968

Supremacy of Community Law in National Courts: A Progress Report on Referrals under the EEC Treaty
16 Am. J. Comp. L. 524 (1968) 1968

Some Aspects of East-West Trade in Britain, Germany and the Common Market
1 Stud. L. & Econ. Dev. 122 1966

Supranational Organizations and United States Constitutional Law
6 Va. J. Int'l L. 195 (1965-1966) 1966

International and Supranational Organizations: Some Problems of Conceptualization
1965 U. Ill. L.F. 733 (1965) 1965

Contribution of the European Communities to International Law, The
59 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 195 1965

United States and International Unification of Law: The Tenth Session of the Hague Conference, The
1965 U. Ill. L.F. 820 (1965) 1965

Four Lectures on the Common Market: Trade Provisions--German and French Company Law - Establishment
24 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 685 (1962-1963) 1963

Some Problems of Doing Business in the Regional Markets of Europe
17 Rutgers L. Rev. 305 1963

Federal Jurisdiction of the Common Market Court
12 Am. J. Comp. L. 21 (1963) 1963

European Common Market and the Most-Favored-Nation Clause, The
23 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 661 (1961-1962) 1962

Problems of United States Participation in the European Common Market
23 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 595 1962

Frustration and Its Solution in German Law
10 Am. J. Comp. L. 345 (1961) 1961

Legal Remedies of Enterprises in the European Economic Community
9 Am. J. Comp. L. 375 (1960) 1960


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