House of Lords Cites Symeonides’ Book

The United Kingdom's Supreme Court, the House of Lords, recently referred to Dean Symeon C. Symeonides as a "leading authority in the United States" and cited his book The American Choice-of-Law Revolution: Past, Present and Future (Hague Academy (2006). The citation was in a complex insurance case decided on July 30, 2009, Lexington Insurance Co. v. AGF Insurance Ltd., (2009) UKHL 40, which depended in part on U.S. law.

This is the second time Symeonides' work has been noted by a highest national court. The previous citation was by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2004 case Soza v. Alvarez, 504 U.S. 692, when he was cited by both the majority and the concurring opinions.

Symeonides' publications have been cited in 107 other judicial decisions: 25 times by state supreme courts in 12 states; 18 times by federal courts of appeal in nine circuits; 37 times by state appellate courts; and 27 times by federal district courts.

In the academic literature, Symeonides' publications have been cited in 961 books and law review articles.