Friday, January 6, 2006
Today is the big day for contracts types at the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Highlights:
10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The big gathering, of course, is the annual session of the Section on Contracts. This year's program is Empirical Research in Contract Law. Section Chair David Snyder of Tulane (left) will moderate the panel, which will also feature Stephen Choi (Cal-Berkeley), George Geis (Alabama), Mitu Gulati (Georgetown), Stewart Macaulay (Wisconsin), and Debora Threedy (Utah). The Section's annual business meeting will follow the program.
1:30-3:15 p.m. The Section on Commercial and Related Consumer Law will have one of the most interesting panels in recent memory, as they bring out Commercial Calamities, a panel dedicated to the "errors, omissions, archaisms, peculiarities, and downright stupidities" of commercial law. Each panelist will offer his or her own nominee for worst aspect of commercial law. Larry Garvin (Ohio State) will moderate. Panelists include Amy Boss (Temple), Victor Goldberg (Columbia), Bob Hillman (Cornell), Bob Scott (Virginia), and J.J. White (Michigan).
4:00-6:00 p.m. All Contracts Section members and friends can join us at Harry's Bar in the Lobby of the Marriott Wardman Park for a drink. No, the Section won't be buying, since half our annual budget is being used this morning to rent the video projector for our morning one-hour-and-45-minute session -- and we've got to save some money for the rest of the year. But I'll buy you a drink if you tell me how much you love the blog.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Get ready to pole that pirogue down the bayou! The law schools at American, Tulane, and Loyola-New Orleans are hosting A Night in Celebration of New Orleans in Support of Our Colleagues, at the AU campus (right).