L. Q. C. Lamar Professor of Law Emeritus
Areas of Expertise
Conflict of Laws, European Community Law, Comparative Law, Contracts and Sales, Jurisprudence
Peter Hay is one of the most distinguished comparative law scholars in the country. He was Alumni Distinguished Professor of Law and dean at the University of Illinois before coming to Emory in 1991.
Since 1975, Professor Hay has been an honorary professor at the University of Freiburg in Germany. In 1989, Professor Hay received the research prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. He was elected a titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, a member of the American Law Institute in 1984, and a member of the American Academy of Foreign Law in 1986. The University of Pecs (Hungary) awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2012.
Professor Hay's research has focused on the fields of conflict of laws, European Community law, comparative law, contracts and sales, and jurisprudence. From 1994 to 2000 he held, concurrently with his Emory appointment, the chair for Civil Law, Foreign and International Private Law, and Comparative Law at the University of Dresden, Germany, where he served as dean of its law faculty from 1997 to 2000.
Education: JD, BA, University of Michigan, 1958
Edited with Eric Stein: Law and Institutions of the Atlantic Area, 457 pp, with separate volume of Documents, 183 pp. Preliminary Edition: The Overbeck Co., Ann Arbor, Michigan (1963).
Federalism and Supranational Organizations, 335 pp.: The University of Illinois Press (1966). Some reviews of this book are listed in the Appendix to this bibliography.
Edited with Wayne R. LaFave: International Trade, Investment and Organizations, 506 pp.: The University of Illinois Press (1967). Some reviews of this book are listed in the Appendix.
Edited with Eric Stein: Law and Institutions in the Atlantic Area. Permanent Edition, 1159 pp, with separate volume of Documents, 322 pp.: The Bobbs-Merrill Co. (1967) [successor to No. 1, above].
The Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories, in 2 American Enterprise in the European Common Market: A Legal Profile (Stein & Nicholson, editors) 647-686 (1960).
New Legal Remedies of Enterprises, 9 American Journal of Comparative Law 375-424 (1960), reprinted in: 1 American Enterprise in the European Common Market: A Legal Profile (Stein & Nicholson, editors) 459-510 (1960), and reprinted in: The American Journal of Comparative Law Reader (H.E. Yntema, editor) (1966) (with Eric Stein)
Frustration and Its Solution in German Law, 10 American Journal of Comparative Law 345-373 (1961)
Problems of United States Participation in the European Common Market, 23 University of Pittsburgh Law Review 595-660 (1962) (with Thomas M. Cooley and Wm. Moorhead)