The Vested-Rights Approach

The Vested-Rights Approach

Learn about the traditional, vested-rights approach to choice of law.


Welcome to the Vested-Rights Approach! In this chapter, we’ll explore the most prominent choice-of-law theories in the United States. In this lesson, we’ll study the vested-rights approach. The vested-rights approach is very closely identified with the Restatement (First) of Conflict of Laws, or First Restatement, which is the doctrine’s definitive embodiment.

Overview, Vested-Rights Approach

The vested-rights approach is also termed the traditional approach, because at one time, it was the...