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Thursday, April 5, 2012

University of Chicago to Host Conference on European Contract Law

The conference will be hosted by the Institute for Law and Economics and the University of Chicago Law School and held April 27-28, 2012. 

Here is a list of the participants and the topics of their presentaions.

Conference Program

UofC LawThomas Ackermann, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich
Public Supply of Optional Standardized Consumer Contracts: A Rationale for the Common European Sales Law?

Douglas Baird, University of Chicago Law School
Precontractual Disclosure and the European Sales Law

Omri Ben-Shahar, University of Chicago Law School, and Oren Bar-Gill, New York University Law School
Regulatory Techniques in Consumer Protection: A Critique of the Common European Sales Law

Lisa Bernstein, University of Chicago Law School
Custom and the CESL

Fabrizio Cafaggi, European University Institute, Florence
CESL and precontractual liability from a status to a transaction based approach

Horst Eidenmuller, University of Munich
What can be wrong with an Option? The proposal for an Optional Common European Sales Law

Richard Epstein, New York University Law School, Hoover Institution, University of Chicago Law School
Harmonization, Heterogeneity, and Regulation: Why the Common European Sales Law Should Be Scrapped

Fernando Gomez, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Optional Law for Firms and Consumers: An Economic Analysis of Opting into the Common European Sales Law

Stefan Grundmann, Humboldt Universitat, Berlin
The Desirability of an Optional European Contract Law—and the Impact of a Particular Code Design on this Question

William Hubbard, University of Chicago Law School
Another Look at the Eurobarometer Contract Law Survey Data

Saul Levmore, University of Chicago Law School
Harmonization, Preferences, and Convergence

Ariel Porat, University of Chicago Law School and Tel Aviv Law School
Mistake under the Common European Sales Law

Eric Posner, University of Chicago Law School
The Questionable Basis of the Common European Sales Law: The Role of an Optional Instrument in Jurisdictional Competition

Jan Smits, Maastricht University
Contract Law as Optional Law: On the Potential and Limits of Choice

Gerhard Wagner, Universitat Bonn
Buyers' Remedies under the CESL: Rejection, Rescission, and the Seller's Right to Cure

Simon Whittaker, Oxford University
Identifying Legal Costs of the Operation of the Common European Sales Law:  Legal Framework, Scope of the Uniform Law and National Judicial Evaluations

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