Russell J. Weintraub

Russell J. Weintraub

Position: 

Professor of Law

Biographical Information

Russell Weintraub earned a bachelor's degree from New York University in 1950 and a legal degree from Harvard Law School in 1953.  He spent two years as a teaching fellow at Harvard Law School before joining the faculty of University of Iowa College of Law in 1957.  He served as a professor at Iowa until 1965.

After leaving Iowa, he became a professor at University of Texas School of Law, where he remained for the rest of his academic career.  His work focuses on conflict of laws, contracts, and international litigation and arbitration.

Publications

Books

Russell J. Weintraub, International Litigation and Arbitration: Practice and Planning (Carolina Academic Press 2011)
Russell J. Weintraub, with Peter Hay & Patrick J. Borchers, Comparative Conflict of Laws: Conventions, Regulations and Codes (Foundation Press 2009)
Russell J. Weintraub, Commentary on the Conflict of Laws (Thomson/West 2006)
Russell J. Weintraub, with Peter Hay & Patrick J. Borchers, Conflict of Laws: Cases and Materials (Foundation Press 2004)
Russell J. Weintraub, with Robert W. Hamilton & Alan Scott Rau, Cases and Materials on Contracts (West 1992)
Russell J. Weintraub, with Willard Lee Boyd, Wilbur N. Bump, Harry W. Dahl & Clifford Davis, The Iowa Law of Workmen's Compensation (Iowa City Center for Labor and Management University of Iowa 1967)
Russell J. Weintraub, Due Process and Full Faith and Credit Limitations on a State's Choice of Law (Bobbs-Merrill 1959)

Articles

Russell J. Weintraub, "Choice-of-Law Rules of the European Community Regulation on the Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations: Simple and Predictable, Consequences-Based, or Neither," 43 Tex. Int’l L.J. 401 (2008)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Choice of Law as an Impediment to Certifying a National Class Action," 46 S. Tex. L. Rev. 893 (2005)
Russell J. Weintraub, "“Equal Treaty Rights”: A Response to Professor Paust," 27 Hous. J. Int’l L. 241 (2005)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Introduction to Symposium on International Forum Shopping," 37 Tex. Int’l L.J. 463 (2002)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Introduction to Symposium on International Forum Shopping," 37 Tex. Int’l L.J. 463 (2002)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Getting the Conflict of Laws Y2K-Ready," 37 William L. Rev. 157 (2001)
Russell J. Weintraub, "When and How to Demagnetise Magnet Forums," 12 K.C.L.J. 195 (2001)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Courts Flailing in the Waters of the Louisiana Conflicts Code: Not Waving but Drowning," 60 La. L. Rev. 1365 (2000)
Russell J. Weintraub, "The Restatement Third of Conflict of Laws: An Idea Whose Time has not Come," 75 Ind. L.J. 679 (2000)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments and Child Support Obligations in United States and Canadian Courts," 34 Tex. Int’l L.J. 361 (1999)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Choice of Law for Products Liability: Demagnetizing the United States Forum," 52 Ark. L. Rev. 157 (1999)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Globalization’s Effect on Antitrust Law," 34 New Eng. L. Rev. 27 (1999)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Negotiating the Tort Long-Arm Provisions of the Judgments Convention," 61 Alb. L. Rev. 1269 (1998)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Critique of the Hazard-Taruffo Transnational Rules of Civil Procedure," 33 Tex. Int’l L.J. 413 (1998)
Russell J. Weintraub, "How Substantial is Our Need for a Judgments-Recognition Convention and What Should We Bargain Away to Get It?," 24 Brook. J. Int’l L. 167 (1998)
Russell J. Weintraub, "At Least, To Do No Harm: Does the Second Restatement of Conflicts Meet the Hippocratic Standard," 56 Md. L. Rev. 1284 (1997)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Comments on the Roundtable Discussion of Choice of Law," 48 Mercer L. Rev. 871 (1997)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Admiralty Choice-of-Law Rules for Damages," 28 J. Mar. L. & Com. 237 (1997)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Establishing Incredible Events by Credible Evidence: Civil Suits for Atrocities that Violate International Law," 62 Brook. L. Rev. 753 (1996)
Russell J. Weintraub, "How Are You Going to Keep Them Down on the Farm After They’ve Seen the Conflict of Laws?," 27 U. Tol. L. Rev. 681 (1996)
Russell J. Weintraub, "A Map Out of the Personal Jurisdiction Labyrinth," 28 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 531 (1995)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Response to Reuland: Hartford Fire Insurance Col, Comity and the Extraterritorial Reach of United States Antitrust Laws," 29 Tex. Int’l L.J. 427 (1994)
Russell J. Weintraub, "International Litigation and Forum Non Conveniens," 29 Tex. Int’l L.J. 321 (1994)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Response to Professor Robertson," 29 Tex. Int’l L.J. 381 (1994)
Russell J. Weintraub, "An Approach to Choice of Law that Focuses on Consequences," 56 Alb. L. Rev. 701 (1993)
Russell J. Weintraub, "The Need for Awareness of International Standards When Construing Multilateral Conventions: The Arbitration, Evidence, and Service Conventions," 28 Tex. Int’l L.J. 441 (1993)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Foreword: Current Issues in International Litigation," 28 Tex. Int’l L.J. 439 (1993)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Extraterritorial Application of Antitrust and Securities Laws: An Inquiry into the Utility of a Choice-of-Law Approach," 70 Tex. L. Rev. 1799 (1992)
Russell J. Weintraub, "A Survey of Contract Practice and Policy," 1992 Wis. L. Rev. 1 (1992)
Russell J. Weintraub, "An Objective Basis for Rejecting Transient Jurisdiction," 22 Rutgers L.J. 611 (1991)
Russell J. Weintraub, "The Contributions of Symeonides and Kozyris to Making Choice of Law Predictable and Just: An Appreciation and Critique," 38 Am. J. Comp. L. 511 (1990)
Russell J. Weintraub, "A Proposed Choice-of-Law Standard for International Products Liability Disputes," 16 Brook. J. Int’l L. 225 (1990)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Methods for Resolving Conflict-of-Laws Problems in Mass Tort Litigation," 1989 U. Ill. L. Rev. 129 (1989)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Obstacles to Sensible Choice of Law for Determining Marital Property Rights on Divorce in Probate: Hanau and the Situs Rule," 25 Hous. L. Rev. 1113 (1988)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Asahi Sends Personal Jurisdiction down the Tubes," 23 Tex. Int’l L.J. 55 (1988)
Russell J. Weintraub, "A Defense of Interest Analysis in the Conflict of Laws and the Use of that Analysis in Products Liability Cases," 46 Ohio St. L.J. 493 (1985)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Interest Analysis in the Conflict of Laws as an Application of Sound Legal Reasoning," 35 Mercer L. Rev. 629 (1984)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Due Process Limitations on the Personal Jurisdiction of State Courts: Time for Change," 63 Or. L. Rev. 485 (1984)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship without Jurisdiction over Both Parents," 36 Sw. L.J. 1167 (1983)
Russell J. Weintraub, "The Fifth Circuit Wrestles with the Texas Long-Arm," 14 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 1 (1983)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Jurisdiction over the Foreign Non-Sovereign Defendant," 19 San Diego L. Rev. 431 (1982)
Russell J. Weintraub, "How to Choose Law for Contracts, and How Not to: The EEC Convention," 17 Tex. Int’l L.J. 155 (1982)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Who’s Afraid of Constitutional Limitations on Choice of Law," 10 Hofstra L. Rev. 17 (1981)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Is this Marriage Legal: In Some States, Yes; in Others, No," 3 Fam. Advoc. 20 (1981)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Finding a Substitute for the Place-of-Wrong Rule: The Kentucky Experience," 61 Ky. L.J. 419 (1973)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Texas Long-Arm Jurisdiction in Family Law Cases," 32 Sw. L.J. 965 (1978)
Russell J. Weintraub, "The Future of Choice of Law for Torts: What Principles should be Preferred?," 41 L. & Contemp. Probs. 146 (1977)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Damages for Breach of Warranty under the UCC," 53 Tex. L. Rev. 60 (1974)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Beyond Depecage: A New Rule Approach to Choice of Law in Consumer Credit Transactions and a Critique of the Territorial Application of the Uniform Consumer Credit Code," 25 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 16 (1974)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Response to the Critiques of Professors Sedler, Twerski, and Walker," 57 Iowa L. Rev. 1258 (1972)
Russell J. Weintraub, "The Emerging Problems in Judicial Administration of a State-Interest Analysis of Tort Conflict of Laws Problems," 44 S. Cal. L. Rev. 877 (1971)
Russell J. Weintraub, "The Ten Billion Dollar Jury’s Standards for Determining Intention to Contract: Pennsoil v. Texaco," 9 Rev. Litig. 371 (1990)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Choice of Law in Secured Personal Property Transactions: The Impact of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code," 68 Mich. L. Rev. 683 (1970)
Russell J. Weintraub, "John P. Franks Criticisms of Recent Developments in the Conflict of Laws," 47 Tex. L. Rev. 977 (1969)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Choice of Law in Contract," 54 Iowa L. Rev. 399 (1968)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Choice of Law for Products Liability: The Impact of the Uniform Commercial Code and Recent Developments in Conflicts Analysis," 44 Tex. L. Rev. 1429 (1966)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Inquiry into the Utility of Situs as a Concept in Conflicts Analysis," 52 Cornell L. Rev. 1 (1966)
Russell J. Weintraub, "An Inquiry into the Utility of Domicile as a Concept in Conflicts Analysis," 63 Mich. L. Rev. 961 (1965)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Revolution in the Choice of Law for Torts," 51 A.B.A. J. 441 (1965)
Russell J. Weintraub, "The Erie Doctrine and State Conflict of Laws Rules," 39 Ind. L.J. 228 (1964)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Method for Solving Conflict Problems—Torts," 48 Cornell L. Q. 215 (1963)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Contracts Proposals of the Second Restatement of Conflict of Laws: A Critique," 46 Iowa L. Rev. 713 (1961)
Russell J. Weintraub, "A Method for Solving Conflict Problems," 21 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 573 (1960)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Due Process and Full Faith and Credit Limitations on a State’s Choice of Law," 44 Iowa L. Rev. 449 (1959)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Conflicting Choice-of-Law Rules," 43 Iowa L. Rev. 519 (1958)
Russell J. Weintraub, "Voice Identification, Writing Exemplars and the Privilege against Self-Incrimination," 10 Vand. L. Rev. 485 (1957)