Tuesday, September 25, 2012
I’m a bit behind in my blogging as I am finishing up a few writing projects. That doesn’t, however, mean that I haven’t found the time to read other people's writing. In fact, I recently received Lawrence Cunningham’s book, Contracts in the Real World: Stories of Popular Contracts and Why They Matter. I suggest that you all run out and order the same (here – I’ve made it easy for you by providing the link). First of all, let me make it clear that I do not know Professor Cunningham. I’ve never even met him although he might have once disagreed with me on a list serve dispute. His book is a very interesting collection of modern day contracts – newsworthy contracts involving current events or celebrities – and he does a brilliant job of tying them in with classic contract law cases. I think it might be fun to fit in a few of these examples to jazz up classroom discussion. For contracts nuts, it’s just plain fun reading. It’s in many ways a staunch defense of contract law, assuring us that it still works and does what it’s supposed to do. I tend to agree when it comes to non-digital contracts. When it comes to digital contracts, however, I think things are a total mess....