The domain of international law has expanded to encompass matters traditionally thought to be within domestic jurisdiction via private international law (PIL) conventions and related phenomena. I wish to refer broadly to the unification and harmonization of legal rules and procedures governing the relations between private parties. This is by no means a new phenomenon; it is not only going strong, but growing stronger. My goal today is not to survey current developments in this field so much as to reflect upon some pervasive themes.
87 Am. Society Int'l. L. Proc. 462 (1993)