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Monday, September 12, 2005

Boilerplate at Michigan

The University of Michigan, reeling from Saturday's humiliating home football loss to Notre Dame, will try to rebound with Boilerplate: Foundations of Market Contracts, September 23-24 in Ann Arbor.

This is a helpful reminder -- there's still time to register.  The line-up of papers:

     * Robert Ahdieh (Emory), The Strategy of Boilerplate
     * Douglas Baird (Chicago), The Boilerplate Puzzle
     * Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard) & Hon. Richard Posner (Chicago), One-Sided Contracts in Competitive Consumer Markets
     * Omri Ben-Shahar & James J. White (Michigan), Boilerplate and Economic Power in Auto Manufacturing Contracts
     * Michelle Boardman (Geo. Mason), Contra Proferentem: The Allure of Ambiguous Boilerplate
     * Stephen Choi (NYU) & Mitu Gulati (Georgetown), Contract as Statute? Boilerplate Contracts & the Paradox of Efficiency
     * Kevin Davis (NYU), The Role of Nonprofits in the Production of Boilerplate
     * David Gilo & Ariel Porat (Tel Aviv), The Hidden Roles of Boilerplate in Standard Form Contracts
     * Robert Hillman (Cornell), On-Line Boilerplate: Would Mandatory Website Disclosure of E-Standard Terms Backfire?
     * Jason Johnston (Penn), The Return of Bargain: An Economic Theory of Standard Form Contracts and the Negotiation of Business Relationships
     * Ronald Mann (Texas), "Contracting" for Credit
     * Margaret Jane Radin (Stanford)
     * Todd Rakoff (Harvard)
     * Henry Smith (Yale), Modularity in Contracts: Boilerplate and Information Flow

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