Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Fans of last year's contest to choose the best contracts law article of the year, heralded as the First Annual ContractsProf Prize may now wonder what became of that contest, which should now be in the midst of its second, annual iteration.
Well, it's a long story, but the short version is, the contest took a lot of time, and we all got too busy. All four current contributors to the blog, Heidi Anderson, Nancy Kim, Meredith Miller and I read all the finalists and voted on a winner. This year, we were too busy grading, writing, etc. to be able to organize another contest. Who knows what the future will hold. In the meantime, here are some of the top contracts articles that appeared in 2012.
George M. Cohen, The Financial Crisis and the Forgotten Law of Contracts, 87 Tul. L. Rev. 1 (2012)
Melissa T. Lonegrass, Finding Room for Fairness in Formalism--The Sliding Scale Approach to Unconscionability, 44 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1 (2012)
Anat Rosenberg, Separate Spheres Revisited: On the Frameworks of Interdisciplinarity and Constructions of the Market, 24 Law & Lit. 393 (2012)
By the way, in addition to the great panel that the AALS Section on Contracts put on, some of us found other things to do with our time in New Orleans. I, for example, ate an alligator: