11.01 Books which deal with choice of law for contracts often start by observing that freedom of choice and party autonomy is a principle of general application. Some repeat Professor Juenger’s assertion that in 1074 or thereabouts El Cid made a marriage contract which contained a choice of law clause.1 Others claim to find its roots in the political philosophy of laissez-faire. It is unclear whether such matters are considered to be helpful today in understanding the proper nature of a choice of law. 11.02 Fortunately there is no need to add to this collection of...
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