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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Weekly Top Ten

Ssrn Hmm, you go away for four or five months and wow, what a lot of great new papers on contracts are out there.  Practical, theoretical, doctrinal, economic, international -- you name it, there's something for everyone in this week's list of the top 10 most-downloaded new articles from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending July 8, 2007.

1 The Failure of Economic Interpretations of the Law of Contract Damages, Nathan B. Oman (Wm. & Mary).

2 The Seller's Right to Avoid the Contract in International Sales, Jonathan Yovel (Haifa/Columbia).

3-tie The (Not So) Puzzling Behavior of Angel Investors, Darian M. Ibrahim (Arizona).

3-tie Contractualism About Contract Law, Robin Bradley Kar (Loyola-L.A.).

5 The ‘Natural Meaning’ of Contracts, John Carter & Elisabeth Peden (Sydney).

6-tie  When Common Law Trumps Equity: The Rise of Good Faith and Reasonableness and the Demise of Unconscionability, Elisabeth Peden (Sydney).

6-tie  Contract Rights and Remedies, and the Divergence between Law and Morality, Brian Bix (Minnesota).

8  E-Contract Doctrine 2.0: A Fresh Approach to Online Standard Form Contracts in the Age of Online User Participation, Shmuel I. Becher & Tal Zarsky (Haifa).

9  The Expressive Function of Directors' Duties to Creditors, Jonathan C. Lipson (Temple).

10  Transparency and Determinacy in Common Law Adjudication: A Philosophical Defense of Explanatory Economic Analysis, Jody S. Kraus (Virginia).

[Frank Snyder]

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