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Thursday, March 8, 2007

Gordley from Boalt to Tulane

Law school rankings and faculty movement blog master Brian Leiter reports: "James Gordley, one of the country's leading authorities in comparative law and contracts at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, has accepted a Chair at Tulane Law School, to start next fall.  That's a huge coup for Tulane!"

Indeed, it is.  Gordley's The Philosophical Origins of Modern Contract Doctrine (Oxford 1991) should be on every Contracts professor's "must read" list.  Alas, it is unavailable for purchase except from used book dealers.  Those unable to locate a copy may have to satisfy themselves with his new book: The Foundations of Private Law: Property, Tort, Contract, Unjust Enrichment (Oxford 2006).  While not as contracts-centric as its predecessor, Gordley's new book is available from the publisher and from online commercial bookstores, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

[Keith A. Rowley]

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