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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Spring Contracts Conference Will Be in San Diego This Year!

Conference Announcement and Call For Papers
7th International Conference on Contracts
Thomas Jefferson School of Law,
San Diego, California  March 2nd – 3rd 2012

The 7th Annual International Conference on Contracts will be hosted by the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in its new state of the art facility in San Diego California on March 2nd & 3rd 2012.

 In the fine tradition of previous conferences held at Stetson, UNLV, McGeorge, South Texas, Texas Wesleyan and Gloucester, England, this conference will provide scholars and teachers at all experience levels the opportunity to present, discuss and receive feedback on a wide spectrum of scholarship.  Articles recently published, articles-accepted-but-not-yet-published, works-in-progress, not yet fully formed ideas for scholarship or pedagogical innovations are welcome.  The conference also provides an eagerly anticipated annual opportunity to network with colleagues, potential collaborators and mentors from the U.S. and around the globe.

San Diego
Call For Papers and Panels
:  We invite paper, presentation and panel proposals exploring any aspect of contract law, theory and policy.  The topic range is deliberately broad to permit an as full as possible exploration of contractual themes.  Past programs have thus included panels on “traditional” contracts topics (e.g. remedies, formation, defenses, etc), on contract-related subjects (insurance, consumer law, commercial law, dispute resolution, family law and restitution), and from a rich variety perspectives (historical, jurisprudential, empirical, institutional, law-and-economics, international and comparative contracting and others).  We also solicit volunteers to serve as moderators or discussants for panels that are not “pre-packaged”.

Participation: We will try to accommodate as many presenters, moderators, and discussants as possible.  Junior scholars and those working in non-U.S. legal systems in particular are encouraged to propose papers or panels and to volunteer to serve as discussants or moderators.  Anyone wishing to attend to enjoy the conference without presenting or serving as a discussant or moderator is also welcome.  There is no publication requirement for conference participants.  (Experience suggests that individual papers and panels are often published elsewhere).

 Proposal Submissions: To propose a presentation or panel, please email a title, brief description, and any supporting materials to (email preferred) or to Eniola Akindemowo at the address below by Friday, December 23rd 2011.   If your interest is to discuss or moderate, please let us know (indicating your interests and availability) by Friday, December 23rd 2011 also.  All proposals received by the December 23rd deadline will be evaluated and we will try to accommodate all requests to discuss or moderate.  Proposals and requests received after the December 23rd deadline will be entertained on a space-available- basis.

 Registration and Preliminary Schedule:  Final details (including the conference hotel, registration details, and a conference website) are being finalized and will be circulated shortly, however we do not expect the registration fee to be more than $250.  The registration fee will cover the costs of a continental breakfast, lunch and tea breaks on both days and a reception dinner on the Friday.  The conference program will take place between approximately 9:00 am – 5:30 pm on both days. 


Proposals and Participation Requests Due:                  Friday, December 23rd, 2012
Papers and Presentations in Final Form Due:               Friday, February 10th, 2012
Conference Begins:                                                 Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Conference Ends:                                                     Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Conference Contacts

Eniola Akindemowo,
Professor of Law,
Thomas Jefferson School of Law,
1155 Island Avenue,
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 916-4204. 

Donna Gelken,
Faculty/Conference Assistant,
Thomas Jefferson School of Law,
1155 Island Avenue,
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 961-4254


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