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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Fault in Contract Law

Here's the updated programmatic schedule for the symposium on "Fault in Contract Law" later this month at the University of Chicago School of Law:

Friday, September 26

9:00 Opening Remarks

9:15–10:45 Panel I
Chair: Douglas Baird (Chicago)
Eric Posner (Chicago), Fault In Contract Law
Roy Kreitner (Tel Aviv), Fault at the Contract-Tort Interface

11:00–12:30 Panel II
Chair: Lee Fennell (Chicago)
Ariel Porat (Tel Aviv), A Comparative Fault Defense in Contract Law
Saul Levmore (Chicago), Stipulated Damages, Super-Strict Liability, and the Real Rule of Contract Remedies

2:00–4:00 Panel III
Chair: Lisa Bernstein (Chicago)
Richard Craswell (Stanford), When is Willful Breach ‘Willful’? A Puzzle and Two Different Economic Solutions
Oren Bar-Gill (NYU) & Omri Ben-Shahar (Chicago), An Information-Based Theory of Willful Breach
Peter Siegelman (Connecticut) & Steven Thel (Fordham), Willfulness versus Expectation: A Promisor-Based Defense of Willful Breach Doctrine

4:15–5:45 Panel IV
Chair: Lior Strahilevitz (Chicago)
Stephan Grundmann (Humboldt-Berlin), The Fault Principle as the Chameleon of Contract Law: A Market Function Approach
Seana Shiffrin (UCLA), Why Breach of Contract May Be Immoral

Saturday, September 27

9:00–10:30 Panel V
Chair: Ariel Porat (Tel Aviv)
Richard Epstein (Chicago), The Many Different Faces of Fault in Contract Law: Or How to Do Economics Right, without Really Trying
George Cohen (Virginia), The Fault that Lies Within Our Contract Law

10:45–12:30  Panel VI
Chair: Keith Rowley (UNLV)
Robert Scott (Columbia), In (Partial) Defense of Strict Liability in Contract, presented and discussed by Fabrizio Cafaggi (European University Institute)
Hon. Richard Posner (Chicago), Let Us Never Blame a Contract Breaker

Admission to the symposium is free (except for Friday dinner) and all are welcome.

[Keith A. Rowley]

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