Wednesday, July 11, 2007
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).