Tuesday, March 20, 2007
A shameless plug for a new teaching supplement in which one of our members had a hand, Global Issues in Contract Law. The book is sending shockwaves across the legal academy, as contracts professors succumb to its moral and intellectual force. Many of us have long known that we have a duty to incorporate more international and comparative perspectives into our first-year contracts courses. Now, professors are acknowledging that we no longer have an excuse for not doing so.
The first time I taught conracts, I made no attempt to incorporate international or comparative perspectives. But after attending an all-day session at the AALS in January 2006 on Integrating Transnational Perspectives into the First-Year Curriculum, I have become a true-believer. The key to my conversion was the materials shared with us at the panels, including edited cases and lecture notes from William S. Dodge (for references, look here) that made incorporating the new material into my course very easy.