Thursday, December 30, 2010
Speaking of next week's AALS annual meeting, please plan to attend the Contracts Section's annual meeting program, Navigating Lombard Street in a Fog: Seeking (or Ignoring) Landmarks of Intent and Context, next Thursday, January 6th, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., in the Divisadero Room, Second Floor Level, Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco Union Square.
The program will consist of two roundtables, during and after which we hope to elicit audience comments and questions. A brief business meeting will follow the program's conclusion.
Intent to Contract and to be Bound by Specific Terms
Thomas W. Joo (UC-Davis), Moderator
Gregory M. Klass (Georgetown), Intent to Contract in Theory and Practice
Qi (George) Zhou (Sheffield), The Use of Implied Intention in English Contract Law
Tal Kastner (J.D., Yale; Ph.D. candidate (English), Princeton), The Persisting Ideal of Agreement in an Age of Boilerplate
Nancy S. Kim (California Western, visiting at Ohio State), Three Faces of Intent in Contract Formation
Jarrod Wong (U. of Pacific/McGeorge), Class Arbitration Waivers: A Case Study of Constructive Intent and the Limits of a Consent-Based Theory of Contract Law
Intended Meaning (and Effect) of "Agreed" Terms
Keith A. Rowley (UNLV), Moderator
Peter Linzer (Houston), The Problem with Plain Meaning and the Distinction Between Actual Intent in Contract Interpretation and Originalism in Constitutional Interpretation
Steven J. Burton (Iowa), Context, Plain Meaning, and the Objective Theory of Contract Interpretation
Adam B. Badawi (Washington U.), Interpretive Preferences and the Limits of the New Formalism
Michelle E. Boardman (George Mason), Insuring Understanding: The Tested Language Defense