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Monday, October 25, 2010

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers: Annual Contracts Conference in Gulfport, Florida

LawLogoH_K Jaime Fox (Stetson) sends along this conference announcement and call for papers:

Palm-trees The Stetson University College of Law will host the 6th Annual International Conference on Contracts, February 18th and 19th, 2011, at Stetson’s beautiful campus in Gulfport, Florida.  Similar to prior contracts conferences held at UNLV, McGeorge, South Texas, Texas Wesleyan, and Gloucester, England, this conference is designed to afford scholars and teachers at all experience levels an opportunity to present and discuss recently-published papers, forthcoming papers, works-in-progress, and pedagogical innovations, and to network with colleagues from the U.S and around the globe. 

Call for Papers and Panels:  We invite paper, presentation, and panel proposals exploring any aspect of contract law, theory, and policy (full panel proposals, with topics and participants, are especially welcome).  The topic range is intentionally broad to allow for the fullest exploration of things contractual.  Past programs have included panels on “traditional” contracts topics (e.g. remedies, formation, and defenses) and on contract-related subjects (insurance, consumer law, commercial law, dispute resolution, family law, and restitution).  Papers have also included a variety of perspectives on law, from law-and-economics (behavioral and neo-classical), to international and comparative contracting, to historical, jurisprudential, empirical, institutional, and many other perspectives.  We also solicit volunteers to serve as moderators or discussants for panels that are not "packaged deals."  Proposals are due by December 15th.

The conference hotel will be the Tradewinds Resort in nearby St. Pete Beach.  A block of rooms is reserved for the conference, with rates starting at $159 (suites and other rooms are available for somewhat higher rate); just ask for the Stetson College of Law Contracts Conference when making your reservation.  The Tradewinds is a great location for families and the conference rate applies through the weekend if people want to stay and enjoy the Florida sun. The hotel phone number is 800-360-4016, and the webpage is http://www.tradewindsresort.com.

We are finalizing conference registration details and the web registration process, and will follow up shortly with the link to the conference webpage.  We expect the registration cost will be about $200.

All paper, panel, and presentation proposals should be sent to Jamie Fox by email at fox [at] law [dot] stetson [dot] edu or by land to Stetson University College of Law, 1401 Gulfport, FL 33707.

Hope to see you there!

[Meredith R. Miller]

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