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Monday, May 27, 2013

Boilerplate Symposium: Week 3

MjradinFor those who missed it, over the last two weeks we posted nine mini reviews of Margaret Jane Radin's Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights and the Rule of Law as well as Professor Radin's resposnes to those reviews.  

The prior posts can be found here: 

This week, we will feature posts from the following contracts scholars:

BagchiAditi Bagchi teaches Contracts and Labor Law at the Fordham University School of Law, where she is an Associate Professor. Her writing in contract theory challenges classical views of contractual obligation. For example she questions its promissory foundation (Separating Contract and PromisePromises and Permissions in Contract) and its fully voluntary character (Promises and Permissions in ContractNormative Triangulation in Contract Interpretation). She has argued that contract may be multilateral and dynamic (Parallel Contract) and has examined considerations of distributive justice in the formation, interpretation, and enforcement of contract (Distributive Injustice and Private LawManaging Moral Risk: the Case of ContractDistributive Justice and Contract). She has explored these issues with respect to employment and consumer contracts in particular (The Myth of Equality in the Employment RelationUnequal Promises, Unions and the Duty of Good Faith in Employment Contracts). Professor Bagchi also has a related interest in the comparative political economy of contract, labor, and corporate law (The Political Economy of Contract RegulationVarieties of Employee OwnershipThe Political Economy of Merger Regulation). For a full list of her publications and current projects, se her Research page.

BraucherJean Braucher is the Roger C. Henderson Professor of Law at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law (Tucson), where she has taught since 1998. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Arizona, Professor Braucher served as the Gustavus H. Wald Research Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She has also served as a visiting professor of law at Cornell Law School, University of Texas School of Law and Boston College Law School.  Since 2007, Professor Braucher has served as the Distinguished Scholar and Chair of the Wisconsin Contracts Project of the Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin Law School. The Project is dedicated to a socio-legal approach to contract law and to revising the Contracts casebook by Stewart Macaulay et al., which Professor Braucher has joined as an author.  Prof. Braucher specializes in bankruptcy, contracts and commercial law. 

CallerosCharles Calleros is a Professor of Law at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.  Professor Calleros’ research interests include international and comparative contract law; international conflict of laws; the intersection of free speech with race and gender discrimination; and various issues regarding legal education. At ASU, he teaches Contracts, International Contracts, Civil Rights Legislation, and Legal Method and Writing. At the Universite Paris Descartes, he annually teaches short courses in Common Law Legal Method, Comparative and International Contracts, and International Conflict of Laws.  Professor Calleros is a member of the American Law Institute.  In addition to earning several teaching awards over the years, he received the ABA’s Spirit of Excellence Award in 2011 and received an award in 2010 from the Arizona State Bar Committee on Minorities and Women in the law for his work in mentoring programs and outreach to youth in the community. Prior to joining the College faculty in 1981, he clerked for Circuit Judge Procter Hug Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Professor Calleros is past-President of Region XIV of the Hispanic National Bar Association.

LinzerPeter Linzer is a Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center, where he has taught since 1984.  Before going into teaching, Professor Linzer practiced law both as a Wall Street lawyer and as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York. Professor Linzer is a member of the American Law Institute.  Professor Linzer has served as the Chair of the Contracts Section of the Association of American Law Schools and is a Board Certified civil appellate specialist. He served for nearly a decade on the Pattern Jury Charge Committee of the State Bar of Texas. His principal academic subjects include Contracts; Constitutional Law; Equal Protection; First Amendment; International Contracting; Transactional Clinic; Contract Negotiation and Drafting; Introduction to American Law (for foreign LL. M. candidates); and Torts. Working with experienced practitioners, he pioneered a transactional course in international contracting that sees students negotiate and draft documents in simulated international deals.  A list of his publications can be found here.

PrestonCheryl Preston is the Edwin M Thomas Professor of Law at Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School, where she has taught since 1989.  Professor Preston is a nationally recognized expert in Internet contracts, the contract infancy doctrine, legal protections for minors, and Internet regulation. Professor Preston also publishes on the relationship of law and popular culture images, law and religion, and feminist legal theory. She produced an educational DVD, entitled Fashioning Women in Law. Her DVD won the prestigious Chris Award at the 2003 Columbus International Film Festival.  Prior to joining BYU's faculty, Professor Preston served as a law clerk to the Honorable Monroe G. McKay, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and was in private practice for ten years.  A list of her publications can be found here.

RubGuy A. Rub is an Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  Professor Rub is an expert in the intersection between intellectual property law and economic theory. Prior to joining Moritz, he was practicing at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles.  Professor Rub has studied law on three continents. He completed his studies as an SJD candidate and received an LL.M. degree from the University of Michigan Law School; a master's degree in Law & Economics from the University of Madrid; a European Master in Law and Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands; and a LL.B. degree from Tel-Aviv University. He was a law clerk to the Hon. Rina S. Meshel of the Tel-Aviv Appellate Court.  His recent article, Contracting Around Copyright: the Uneasy Case for Unbundling Rights in Creative Works, was published in the University of Chicago Law Review.  A list of his publiactions can be found here.

Thanks to all of our contributors.  We look forward to an exciting finale to our symposium!

[JT]

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