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Friday, November 28, 2008

Now in Print: "Black Friday" Scholarship Roundup


Although last Friday did not, as once advertised, bring us the cinematic release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and today's receipts may not provide retailers the boost they are used to seeing the day after Thanksgiving, the last few weeks' mail has delivered a spate of interesting-looking articles, essays, notes, and comments, including the symposium that arose from last year's AALS Contracts Section's annual meeting panel, and a thought-provoking restitution roundtable.

Arbitration Clauses and Waivers

Omri Ben-Shahar, How Bad Are Mandatory Arbitration Terms?, 41 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 777 (2008).

Christopher R. Drahozal, Arbitration Costs and Forum Accessibility: Empirical Evidence, 41 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 813 (2008).

Theodore Eisenberg, Geoffrey P. Miller & Emily Sherwin, Arbitration's Summer Soldiers: An Empirical Study of Arbitration Clauses in Consumer and Nonconsumer Contracts, 41 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 871 (2008).

Daniel R. Higginbotham, Note, Buyer Beware: Why the Class Arbitration Waiver Clause Presents a Gloomy Future for Consumers, 58 Duke L.J. 103 (2008).

Theodore J. St. Antoine, Mandatory Arbitration: Why it's Better Than it Looks, 41 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 783 (2008).

Amy J. Schmitz, Ethical Considerations in Drafting and Enforcing Consumer Arbitration Clauses, 49 S. Tex. L. Rev. 841 (2008).

W. Mark C. Weidemaier, From Court-Surrogate to Regulatory Tool: Re-framing the Empirical Study of Employment Arbitration, 41 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 843 (2008).

Nina Yadava, Note, Can You Hear Me Now? The Courts Send a Stronger Signal Regarding Arbitration Class Action Waivers in Consumer Telecommunications Contracts, 41 Colum. J.L. & Soc. Probs. 547 (2008).

Comparative and International Contract Law (including the CISG)

Harry M. Flechtner, Funky Mussels, a Stolen Car, and Decrepit Used Shoes: Non-conforming Goods and Notice Thereof under the United Nations Sales Convention ("CISG"), 26 B.U. Int'l L.J. 1 (2008).

Victoria J. Siesta, Note, Out at Home: Challenging the United States-Japanese Player Contract Agreement Under Japanese Law, 33 Brook. J. Int'l L. 1069 (2008).

Dennis Solomon, The Private International Law of Contracts in Europe: Advances and Retreats, 82 Tul. L. Rev. 1709 (2008).

Lisa Spagnolo, Opening Pandora's Box: Good Faith and Precontractual Liability in the CISG, 21 Temp. Int'l & Comp. L.J. 261 (2007).

Alicia Jurney Whitlock & Boris S. Abbey, Who's Afraid of the CISG? Why North Carolina Practitioners Should Learn a Thing or Two About the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, 30 Campbell L. Rev. 275 (2008).

Contract Theory

Robert Cooter, Doing What You Say: Contracts and Economic Development, 59 Ala. L. Rev. 1107 (2008).

Michael G. Pratt, Contract: Not Promise, 35 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 801 (2008).

Alan Schwartz & Robert E. Scott, Market Damages, Efficient Contracting, and the Economic Waste Fallacy, 108 Colum. L. Rev. 1610 (2008).


Ryan Kriegshauser, Comment, The Shot Heard Around Virtual Worlds: The Emergence and Future of Unconscionability in Agreements Relating to Property in Virtual Worlds, 76 UMKC L. Rev. 1077 (2008).

Michael H. Passman, Comment, Transactions of Virtual Items in Virtual Worlds, 18 Alb. L.J. Sci. & Tech. 259 (2008).

Restitution Roundtable

John D. McCamus, Rethinking Section 142 of the Restatement of Restitution: Fault, Bad Faith, and Change of Position, 65 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 889 (2008).

Doug Rendleman, Restating Restitution: The Restatement Process and Its Critics, 65 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 933 (2008).

Caprice L. Roberts, A Commonwealth of Perspective on Restitutionary Disgorgement for Breach of Contract, 65 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 945 (2008).

Chaim Saiman, Restitution and the Production of Legal Doctrine, 65 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 993 (2008).

[Keith A. Rowley (with an assist from Meredith R. Miller)]

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