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Editor: Myanna Dellinger
University of South Dakota School of Law

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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