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Valparaiso Univ. Law School

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Clerkship Position Available with the DC Contract Appeals Board

The DC Contract Appeals Board is hiring law clerks for the Spring 2012 semester. They are interested in 2Ls, 3Ls, and LL.M.s with a strong interest in government contracts law, and litigation. 

The CAB has an extremely busy docket, providing you with an excellent opportunity to gain experience working on bid protest and contract claims. Moreover, each student will work directly for a judge, serving as the judge's law clerk. 

Requested Application Materials: 

Applicants should provide a one-page cover letter, resume, recent legal writing sample (8 pages maximum that has been written within the last 3 years), and three professional references (including email addresses and telephone numbers). 

Applications may be mailed or emailed as follows: 

Richard Rothschild
General Counsel
D.C. Contract Appeals Board
441 4th Street, NW., Suite 350N
Washington, D.C. 20001
richard.rothschild@dc.gov

[JT w/ HT to Jessica Tillipman and the Government Procurement Law Program at the George Washington University Law School]

December 22, 2011 in Government Contracting, Help Wanted | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New in Print

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

U.S. State-to-State Arms Sales Data 2003-2010

Some clues as to how the Greeks have spent all their money are available now from the Congressional Research Service.

A few other random thoughts on the data:

  • African governments clearly are not doing all they could to help the U.S. economy through purchases of U.S. weaponry
  • Hooray for Canada's unexpected militarism
  • And while we're at it, good on ya Australia!
  • Eastern Europe (other than Poland), don't look now but there's still a big Russian bear behind you.  Can we interest you in some supersonic jets?

Thanks to Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists' Secrecy News blog for providing the link!

[JT]

December 20, 2011 in Current Affairs, Government Contracting | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

SSRNRECENT HITS (for all papers announced in the last 60 days) 
TOP 10 Papers for Journal of Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal 

October 20, 2011 to December 19, 2011

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 218 Codification and Flexibility in Private International Law 
Symeon C. Symeonides
Willamette University - College of Law
2 209 Incentive Contracting 
Ralph C. Nash
George Washington University - Law School
3 167 How to Opt into the Common European Sales Law? Brief Comments on the Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation 
Martijn W. Hesselink
University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL)
4 142 Bijzondere Overeenkomsten in Kort Bestek (Specific Contracts in a Nutshell) 
Alain-Laurent VerbekePieter Matthias BrulezNicolas CaretteNele Hoekx
University of Leuven, Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law, Unaffiliated Authors - affiliation not provided to SSRN
5 132 Political Risk and Sovereign Debt Contracts 
Stephen J. ChoiG. Mitu GulatiEric A. Posner
New York University (NYU) - School of Law, Duke University - School of Law, University of Chicago - Law School
6 131 Keynote Address: A Regulatory Framework for Managing Systemic Risk 
Steven L. Schwarcz
Duke University - School of Law
7 116 Endogenous Institutions: Law as a Coordinating Device 
Gillian HadfieldBarry R. Weingast
USC Law School and Department of Economics, Stanford University - The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
8 85 Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration 
Margaret L. Moses
Loyola University of Chicago - School of Law - Faculty
9 84 Introduction: The Three and a Half Minute Transaction: Boilerplate and the Limits of Contract Design 
G. Mitu GulatiRobert E. Scott
Duke University - School of Law, Columbia University - Law School
10 71 Theories of Contract Law and Enforcing Promissory Morality: Comments on Charles Fried 
Brian Bix
University of Minnesota Law School

RECENT HITS (for all papers announced in the last 60 days) 
TOP 10 Papers for Journal of LSN: Contracts (Topic)  

October 20, 2011 to December 19, 2011

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 165 How to Opt into the Common European Sales Law? Brief Comments on the Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation 
Martijn W. Hesselink
University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL)
2 84 Introduction: The Three and a Half Minute Transaction: Boilerplate and the Limits of Contract Design 
G. Mitu GulatiRobert E. Scott
Duke University - School of Law, Columbia University - Law Schoo
3 70 Contract Versus Statute in Internet Governance 
Lee A. Bygrave
University of Oslo
4 58 Subprime Mortgages and the Case for Broadening the Duty of Good Faith 
Chunlin Leonhard
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
5 57 Promissory Autonomy, Imperfect Courts, and the Immorality of the Expectation Damages Default 
George G. Triantis
Stanford Law School
6 57 The Holmesian Bad Man Flubs His Entrance 
Barbara H. Fried
Stanford Law School
7 45 Will Firms Consider a European Optional Instrument in Contract Law? 
Gary Low
Maastricht European Private Law Institute
8 44 Consumer Protection and the Islamic Law of Contract 
Muhammad Akbar Khan
International Islamic University
9 28 Mandatory Law: Fundamental Principles 
Hans Christoph Grigoleit
Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich - Faculty of Law
10 27 Acquis Principles 
Hans Christoph GrigoleitLovro Tomasic
Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich - Faculty of Law, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich - Faculty of Law

[JT]

December 20, 2011 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink | TrackBack (0)