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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

KCON XII Reminder: December 15 Registration and Hotal Deadline Approaching

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From Danielle Hart via the AALS Contracts Listserv:

The 12th International Conference on Contracts is just around the corner and the substantive content of the conference is starting to take shape nicely.  Here are some highlights so far:

  •  Seana Shiffrin, Professor of Philosophy and Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice at UCLA, will be giving a keynote address currently entitled, “Enhancing Moral Relationships Through Strict Liability”
  • A panel of O’Melveny & Myers attorneys will give the second keynote address currently entitled, “Drafting Complex Contracts: Behind the Scenes of the LaGuardia Project”
  • There is a sizeable contingent of international contracts scholars joining us in February including, but certainly not limited to:

Mindy Chen-Wishart, the Associate Dean of Taught Graduate Studies at Oxford Law Faculty who also holds a fractional Professorship at the National University of Singapore and a Visiting Professorship at Hong Kong University, and

Eyal Zamir, Augusto Levi Professor of Commercial Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law.

  •  And, of course, there are already some great panels to look forward to that run the gamut from behavioral law and economics to intimate contracts and commodification.

 So if you have not done so already, we would like to encourage you to please take advantage of the early bird registration deadline—December 15th (www.swlaw.edu/kconxii)—and to reserve a room at the Omni at your earliest convenience (https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/los-angeles-california-plaza/meetings/kcon-conference-southwestern-law-school). 

If you have any questions or concerns before then, please feel free to get in touch with me, Hila Keren or Dov Waisman at kcon12@swlaw.edu. Wishing you all a very good end of the semester!

Danni 

Danielle Kie Hart

December 7, 2016 in Conferences | Permalink

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Break on Through to the Other Side at KCON XII: Doors Cover Band "Wild Child" to Perform

 

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Our friends at Southwestern Law School are ramping up the next edition of this blog's favorite conference, The 12th Annual International Conference on Contracts, better known as KCON XII, to be held on February 24-25, 2017 at the Art Deco Landmark in Los Angeles.

The latest development is the marquee entertainment, as the organizers have announced that "Wild Child," a talented cover band of The Doors, will play live on Friday, February 24.

We'll let the band speak for itself on what to expect:

WildChild-KCON12Wild Child - Dave Brock's Doors Experience is the Los Angeles based act with over 20 solid years of world tour experience and has flourished in the competitive L.A. Music Scene. Faithfully re-creating a live Doors Concert on stage. The music is painstakingly reproduced and combined with the voice, look and essence of Jim Morrison live on stage (performed by lead singer Dave Brock). Wild Child tries to mirror the depth, energy and emotion of The Doors concerts as they were live back in the late 1960's. The Band also utilizes the same musical instruments live as The Doors did over 40 years ago. Wild Child performs internationally, playing to packed venues around the globe.

Front man, Dave Brock, started his role as the Lizard King by grabbing the lead in the" Jim Morrison Rock Opera," produced by the late legends sister, Anna Morrison Graham. Anna personally selected Brock for the part. From there, he started the band "Wild Child," whose reputation rapidly spread from Southern California to remote areas of the world. Wild Child's first show at The Whisky a-Go-Go was on July 3rd, 1986. A long string of sell out shows at The Whisky has continued for Wild Child to this date. Wild Child broke right into the national act venue circuit, and continues to play across the country and abroad to packed touring act venues. Many experts have complimented Wild Child's rendition of a Doors concert, some of which are listed on the Press page of this site. Concert goers leave Wild Child concerts in amazement and disbelief, many of which are quoted here at Fan Reviews. The band relies on stage craft and musicianship to create an event that people will remember, without corn ball antics and pretentious banter. This is a serious, touring re-creation stage show!

More information about Wild Child, including photos, are available here.

Omni-los-angeles-hotel-exteriorThis event should be an unforgettable night. Be sure to register for the conference and book reservations at the conference hotel before the December 15 deadline. Have you registered yet for KCON XII? Conference registration and hotel information is available here. Registration by December 15, 2016 will get you the early-bird rate of $250. You should also register and book your room at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel while discounted rooms in the conference block are still available. Remember also to respond to the Call for Participation, which we previously highlighted here.

November 10, 2016 in Conferences | Permalink

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Upcoming Symposium: Divergence and Reform in the Common Law of Contracts (November 19, 2016)

From the symposium website, which you can also access here:

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Symposium 2016 | Divergence and Reform in the Common Law of Contracts

With our co-hosts Dean Blake Morant of The George Washington University Law School and Professors Larry DiMatteo of the University of Florida and Martin Hogg of the University of Edinburgh, The George Washington Law Review is proud to present its Fall 2016 Symposium, Divergence and Reform in the Common Law of Contracts 

This Symposium continues a tradition of biennial conferences that began at the University of Sheffield, UK in 2011, followed by a conference held at the University of Edinburgh in 2013.  But this 2016 Symposium is not your grandfather’s contract law.  Instead, this conference takes a 21st Century approach to comparative issues in contract law, examining the most pressing controversies, debates, and challenges currently shaping the United States and United Kingdom’s shared legal tradition in the area of common law contracts.

We are also honored to welcome Rt. Hon. Lord Hodge, a Justice on the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, as our keynote speaker.  Lord Hodge’s extensive experience on the bench steeped in the common law tradition will provide unique insight and an in-depth understanding of the role of American and English courts in shaping contract law doctrine.  

Click here to RSVP for the November 19 panel discussions.  If you are interested in obtaining CLE credit for this event, please indicate on the RSVP form.* 

*Upon request, the law school will submit applications to state bar associations for continuing legal education credits.  Please note that CLE approval is ultimately at the discretion of individual states and no advance assurance can be given that credit will be granted in all cases.  Please contact cle@law.gwu.edu for CLE-specific questions.

 
Schedule of Events: Saturday, November 19, 2016:
 

8:00-8:45 AM: Breakfast and Registration

8:45–10:45 AM: Opening Address and Keynote Speaker

  • Dean Blake Morant, The George Washington University Law School, “Importance of Comparative Law for Law Reform”
  • Hon. Lord Hodge, Justice on the U.K. Supreme Court, Keynote Address

11:00 AM: Panel 1 – Share Economy and the Edges of Contract Law

  • Moderator: Judge Barbara Keenan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Miriam Cherry, Director, William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law and Professor of Law, St. Louis University Law School
  • Rolf Weber, Faculty of Law, University of Zurich
  • Matthias Storme, Professor of Law, KU Leuven

12:30 PM: Panel 2 – Contractual Remedies

  • Larry DiMatteo, Huber Hurst Professor of Contract Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law

1:30 PM: Lunch

2:45 PM: Panel 3 – Contract Interpretation and Good Faith

  • Robert Stevens, Herbert Smith Freehills Professor of English Private Law, University of Oxford
  • Lawrence Cunningham, Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor, The George Washington University Law School
  • Professor Martin Hogg, Professor of the Law of Obligations, Edinburgh Law School

4:50 PM: Panel 4 – Consumer Contract Law

  • Moderator: Judge Carlos Lucero, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Geraint Howells, Chair Professor of Commercial Law and Dean of the Law School, City University of Hong Kong
  • James Nehf, Professor of Law and Cleon H. Foust Fellow, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

5:45 PM: Closing Reception

Subject to revision. All events to be held at The George Washington University Law School.  For more information, please contact Carla Graff, Law Review Senior Projects Editor, at cgraff@law.gwu.edu.

H/T: Miriam Cherry

October 25, 2016 in Conferences | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 24, 2016

KCON XII Call for Participation Now Live: Get Those Cards and Letters Coming!

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October 24, 2016 in Conferences | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Deborah Post Named Lifetime Achievement Honoree for KCON XII

 

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The organizers and steering committee for the 12th International Conference on Contracts have announced that this year's Lifetime Achievement honoree will be Deborah Post, Professor of Law at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg School of Law. Professor Post will receive the award honoring her career on February 24, 2017 at KCON XII at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.

Prof_Deborah_Post Deborah W. Post graduated cum laude from Hofstra University with a major in Anthropology and took a job first as an editorial assistant and then as a teaching assistant to Margaret Mead, the noted anthropologist, before attending Harvard Law School. She began her legal career working in the corporate section of a law firm in Houston, Texas. She left practice for a position at the University of Houston Law School and moved to New York to Touro Law Center in 1987. In the academic year 1994-95 she was a visiting professor at Syracuse Law School. In 2000 she was Distinguished Visiting Professor at DePaul Law School. Professor Post has written extensively in what she considers her three areas of expertise: business associations, legal education and critical race theory. Professor Post seeks to apply an anthropologist's sensibilities and methodologies to the study of law.

Among her most recent efforts are a book on legal education, Cultivating Intelligence: Power, Law and the Politics of Teaching written with a colleague, Louise Harmon and published by New York University Press and a casebook for contracts called Contracting Law with co-authors Amy Kastely and Sharon Hom.

Omni-los-angeles-hotel-exteriorSpeaking of KCON XII, have you registered get? Conference registration and hotel information is available here. Registration by December 15, 2016 will get you the early-bird rate of $250. You should also register and book your room at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel while discounted rooms in the conference block are still available. But hurry! A conference Call for Proposals will be coming out shortly, and we will publish that information here on the blog.

October 20, 2016 in Conferences | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

KCON XII Keynote Event: O'Melveny on the LaGuardia Project - Register and Book for February 24-25, 2017

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Our friends at Southwestern Law School are ramping up the next edition of this blog's favorite conference, The 12th Annual International Conference on Contracts, better known as KCON XII, to be held on February 24-25, 2017 at the Art Deco Landmark in Los Angeles.

O'Melveny LogoAlready on the schedule for this year's conference are two keynote presentations. The first event will be on Friday, February 24, when O'Melveny & Myers LLP will give a panel presentation entitled, Drafting Complex Contracts: Behind the Scenes of the LaGuardia Project. The high-stakes legal issues involved should make for an intriguing and instructive tale of contract law:

O’Melveny represented the LaGuardia Gateway Partners consortium in its winning bid to assume operational control of New York LaGuardia Airport’s central terminal building and to build, finance, operate, and maintain a replacement terminal.  O’Melveny represented LGP throughout the two-and-a-half year bidding process for the project, as well as during the exclusive negotiation period to consummate the transaction that followed.  The US$4 billion project is the largest public-private partnership to be undertaken anywhere in the world.

Booking your hotel early at the  Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza is especially important to ensure that you have incredible accommodations at a discounted rate in the conference block of rooms.

In addition to the special hotel deals, conference registration is also now open for business. If you register for KCON XII now, you can get the early-bird rate of $250 for conference registration.

Stay tuned for more KCON XII information in the coming days, including information on another keynote event, as well as the opportunities for you to submit a proposal for presentation or panel.

September 6, 2016 in Conferences | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 2, 2016

KCON XII in Los Angeles - Book at the Special Hotel Rate and Save February 24-25 on Your Calendar!

Our friends at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles are ramping up the next edition of this blog's favorite conference, The 12th Annual International Conference on Contracts. Or as we lovingly call it:

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KCON XII is shaping up to be one of the best gatherings of contracts scholars and teachers to date, but that is only possible with your attendance and participation. Here is the organizers' conference description:

Set in a meticulously restored Art Deco landmark at the heart of Los Angeles, the two-day conference is designed to offer an experience that combines novel ideas, cutting edge practical knowledge, and fun. KCON affords contracts scholars, teachers at all experience levels (including those preparing to enter the academy and those whose primary teaching appointment is not in a law school), and practicing attorneys an opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on a wide range of contract-related scholarship and issues. Articles recently published or accepted-but-not-yet published, works in progress, thought experiments, pedagogical innovations, as well as practice-based cases/problems are all welcome. The conference also provides an eagerly anticipated annual opportunity to network with colleagues, potential collaborators, and mentors from around the country and other parts of the world.

Omni-los-angeles-hotel-exteriorBooking your hotel early at the fantastic Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza (pictured at left) is especially important to ensure that you have incredible accommodations at a discounted rate in the conference block of rooms.

In addition to the special hotel deals, conference registration is also now open for business. If you register for KCON XII now, you can get the early-bird rate of $250 for conference registration.

Stay tuned for more KCON XII information in the coming days, including a reveal of the keynote presentations, as well as the opportunities for you to submit a proposal for presentation or panel.

September 2, 2016 in Conferences | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Registration Open for Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference

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Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, ND. We invite law faculty from across the country to submit proposals to present papers or works in progress.

CSLSA LogoCSLSA is an organization of law schools dedicated to providing a forum for conversation and collaboration among law school academics. The CSLSA Annual Conference is an opportunity for legal scholars, especially more junior scholars, to present on any law-related topic in a relaxed and supportive setting where junior and senior scholars from various disciplines are available to comment. More mature scholars have an opportunity to test new ideas in a less formal setting than is generally available for their work. Scholars from member and nonmember schools are invited to attend. 

Please click here to register. The deadline for registration is September 2, 2016.   Hotel rooms are now available for pre-booking. The conference hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn in Grand Forks. The hotel phone number is (701) 775-6000. When booking, identify yourself as part of the “UND School of Law” block to receive a daily rate of $89. Please note that conference participants are responsible for all of their own travel expenses including hotel accommodations.

H/T: CSLSA

July 19, 2016 in Conferences | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

KCON Highlights VII: Intenational Contract Law; Public Policy Considerations

Southwestern-law-school-logoWe now reach the last of our series of posts highlighting the proceedings at the KCON XI: The Eleventh International Conference on Contracts, with videos covering the final concurrent sessions held on Saturday, February 27, 2016. This ending is a worthwhile moment point to note that KCON XII is set for next February at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. I hope we will get to see many of you in southern California next year! Details will certainly show up in this space.

International Contract Law

  • Moderator: Mark Burge, Texas A&M University
  • Pablo Lerner, Ramat Gan School of Law, Constructive Trusts in Israeli Land Contracts – Contract as Key
  • Dr. Lachmi Singh-Rodrigues, University of West of England, Avoidance of the Contract and the Seller’s Right to Cure Under the CISG
  • Qi Gao, Beihang University School of Law, Consumer Protection under Chinese Contract Law
  • Watch the panel video

Public Policy Considerations in Contract Law

  • Moderator: David A. Grenardo, St. Mary’s University School of Law
  • Wayne Barnes, Texas A&M University, Arrested Development: Rethinking the Age of Majority in the 21st Century
  • Mayanna Dellinger, University of South Dakota, Contracts to Kill Endangered Species: Public Policy Arguments
  • Joan MacLeod Heminway, The University of Tennessee College of Law, The LLC Operating Agreement and its Relation to Contract
  • Hao Jiang, Tulane University, Freedom of Contract Under State Supervision
  • Watch the panel video

March 16, 2016 in Conferences, Contract Profs, Recent Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

KCON Highlights VI: Neoliberalism; E-Commerce

Here, we continue our series of posts highlighting the proceedings at KCON XI, which are available courtesy of our friends at St. Mary's University School of Law. This set comes from the second concurrent sessions held on Saturday, February 27, 2016. You can view each video by clicking on the link following the applicable list of speakers.

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  • Moderator: Dov Waisman, Southwestern Law School
  • Danielle Hart, Southwestern Law School, Contract Law & Ideology
  • Creola Johnson, The Ohio State Univesity Moritz College of Law, Contractual Duplicity: Creditors Force Consumers into Arbitration While Exploiting the Criminal Justice System to Arrests Consumers Who Cannot Pay
  • Hila Keren, Southwestern Law School, Scalia on Contracts: The Dissemination of Neoliberal Logic
  • Matthew Titolo, West Virginia, Neoliberalism’s Fine Print
  • Watch the panel video

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  • Moderator: Colin P. Marks, St. Mary’s University School of Law
  • Daniel Barnhizer, Michigan State University College of Law, Contracts and Automation: Exploring the Normativity of Codability
  • Stacy-Ann Elvy, New York Law School, The Internet of Things (IOT) and Bargaining Disparity
  • Max N. Helveston, DePaul University, Regulating the Digital Marketplace
  • Watch the panel video

March 15, 2016 in Conferences, Contract Profs, Recent Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 14, 2016

KCON Highlights V: Contract Theory; Remedies Beyond Expectation Damages

KCON GraphicVideo recordings of most of the proceedings at KCON XI are available courtesy of our friends at St. Mary's University School of Law, and we are pleased to highlight and share those with you here. This set comes from the first concurrent sessions held on Saturday, February 27, 2016. You can view each video by clicking on the link following the applicable list of speakers.

Contract TheoryTheoretical Perspectives on Contract Law

  • Moderator: Jennifer Martin, St. Thomas University
  • Shawn Bayern, Florida State University, The Failure of Law and Economics
  • Sidney DeLong, Seattle University, Jephthah’s Daughter and Morally -Efficient Breach
  • Orit Gan, Sapir College, Peres Academic Center, The Many Faces of Contractual Consent
  • Val D. Ricks, South Texas College of Law, Contract Doctrine as Contract Theory
  • Watch the panel video

Breach of contractRemedies: Beyond Expectation Damages

  • Moderator: Nancy Kim, California Western School of Law
  • Yehuda Adar, University of Haifa, Pre-Contractual Disgorgement
  • Moshe Gelbard, Netanya Academic College School of Law, Pre-Contractual Disgorgement
  • Roger Halson, University of Leeds, UK, Liquidated Damages and “Penalty” Clauses in the UK: A New Approach

Watch the panel video

March 14, 2016 in Conferences, Contract Profs, Recent Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, March 13, 2016

KCON Highlights IV: Peter Linzer Lifetime Achievement Award; Consumer Protection and the CFPB

Peter LinzerVideo recordings of most of the proceedings at KCON XI are available courtesy of our friends at St. Mary's University School of Law, and we are pleased to highlight and share those with you here. This set comes from the presentation on Friday, February 26, 2016, of the conference's Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor Peter Linzer of the University of Houston Law Center.  In keeping with the theme of honoring Professor Linzer, the presentation is paired with a panel that he moderated on Saturday, February 27, 2016 on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. You can view each video by clicking on the link following the applicable description.

Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony Honoring Peter Linzer (held at the Plaza Club)

Cfpb-logo-squareConsumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Consumer Contracts, and Arbitration

  • Moderator: Peter Linzer, University of Houston
  • Richard Frankel, Drexel University
  • Ramona Lampley, St. Mary’s University School of Law
  • Jean Sternlight, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Watch the panel video

March 13, 2016 in Conferences, Contract Profs, Recent Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, March 12, 2016

KCON Highlights III: Virtual Currencies & Emerging Payment Systems; Contract Drafting

Video recordings of most of the proceedings at KCON XI are available courtesy of our friends at St. Mary's University School of Law, and we are pleased to highlight and share those with you here. This set comes from the third concurrent sessions held on Friday, February 26, 2016. You can view each video by clicking on the link following the applicable list of speakers.

Bitcoin_logo1The Impact of Virtual Currencies and Emerging Payment Systems

  • Moderator: Daniel Barnhizer, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Mark Edwin Burge, Texas A&M University, Contract Law in Emerging Payment Systems
  • Catherine Christopher, Texas Tech University, Virtual Currency
  • Angela Walch, St. Mary’s University School of Law, Blockchains as Infrastructure
  • Watch the panel video

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  • Moderator: Danielle Hart, Southwestern Law School
  • Nadelle Grossman, Marquette University, Transactional Contracts and Textbook Simulation Discussion
  • Russell Korobkin, UCLA School of Law, Bargaining with the CEO: The Case for “Negotiate First, Choose Second”
  • Jane Winn, University of Washington, Framework Contracts and the New Managerial Revolution
  • Watch the panel video

March 12, 2016 in Conferences, Contract Profs, Recent Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, March 11, 2016

KCON Highlights II: Teaching & Mentoring Innovations; Contract Law in the Administrative Context

KCON GraphicVideo recordings of most of the proceedings at KCON XI are available courtesy of our friends at St. Mary's University School of Law, and we are pleased to highlight and share those with you here. This set comes from the second concurrent sessions held on Friday, February 26, 2016. You can view each video by clicking on the link following the applicable list of speakers.

Innovations in Teaching and Mentoring

  • Moderator: Robert D. Brain, Loyola Law School Los Angeles
  • Keith A. Rowley, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
  • Frank G. Snyder, Texas A&M University
  • Ben Templin, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, The New Pedagogy: Here’s the ball. Let’s play catch
  • Watch the panel video

Contract Law in an Administrative and Regulatory Context

  • Moderator: James W. Fox Jr., Stetson University College of Law
  • Hazel Beh, University of Hawai’i, Insurance as the AntiContract
  • David Friedman, Willamette University College of Law, Refining Advertising Regulation
  • Peter Marchetti, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Bankruptcy “Clawback” Provisions: Congress Needs to Amend Section 546
  • Chris French, Penn State Law, The Illusion of Insurance Contracts
  • Watch the panel video

March 11, 2016 in Conferences, Contract Profs, Recent Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, March 10, 2016

KCON Highlights I: Student-Centered Contracts Classroom; UCC Article 2 Remedies

KCON GraphicVideo recordings of most of the proceedings at KCON XI are available courtesy of our friends at St. Mary's University School of Law, and we are pleased to highlight and share those with you here. This set comes from the first concurrent sessions held on Friday, February 26, 2016. You can view each video by clicking on the link following the applicable list of speakers.

Professorial Professions: Creating a Student-centered Contracts Classroom

  • Moderator: Hazel Beh, University of Hawai’i
  • Charles Calleros, Arizona State University
  • Myanna Dellinger, University of South Dakota
  • Frank G. Snyder, Texas A&M University
  • Adrian J. Walters, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Deborah Post, Touro Law Center, Politically Conscious Pedagogy
  • Watch the panel video

What You Thought You Knew About Remedies in Sales Transactions May Not Be True: Highlights in Article 2 Remedies and Contracting for Limitations

  • Moderator: Mark Burge, Texas A&M University
  • Sidney DeLong, Seattle University, The Notice of Breach Dilemma: Conflict and Cooperation in Eastern Airlines v. McDonnell Douglas
  • Nancy Kim, California Western School of Law, Teaching UCC Remedies from Concept to Clause
  • Colin Marks, St. Mary’s University School of Law, On-Line and As Is
  • Jennifer Martin, St. Thomas University, Opportunistic Resales and the UCC
  • Watch the panel video

March 10, 2016 in Conferences, Contract Profs, Recent Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, February 27, 2016

KCON XI Panel Recordings Forthcoming

StaytunedWhile there may be no substitute for being there, we'll do the best that we can.  The many excellent KCON XI panels here at St. Mary's University are being recorded, and I hope for us to have a series of posts making available and highlighting those panels in the future.

Stay tuned for content and comment as it becomes available in upcoming days!

February 27, 2016 in Conferences | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Most Interesting Profs in the World: KCON XI Begins Today

KProf MemeToday marks the beginning of the Eleventh International Conference on Contracts, and I'm pleased to be in attendance. KCON XI is being held at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, and many of us are staying at the conference hotel, The Menger, which I have now learned is "the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi," having been established in 1859.  The setting here in the Alamo City seems fitting for what, under any reasonable-person standard, is a gathering of the Most Interesting Profs in the WorldTM, one member of whom is pictured at the left.

Conference highlights are scheduled to include the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor Peter Linzer of the University of Houston Law Center.  Professor Linzer is an appropriate recipient of this year's award, having had a distinguished career that includes work with E. Allan Farnsworth on the Restatement (Second) of Contracts and a role as a significant participant in the decade-plus history of this conference.

A difficulty with any event like this one is the inability to attend all of the concurrently scheduled panels. Both concurrent panels kicking things off look excellent, with one being Professorial Professions: Creating a Student-centered Contracts Classroom, which will be moderated by Hazel Beh of the University of Hawai'i, and is set to include Charles Calleros (Arizona State University), our esteemed blog editor Myanna Dellinger (University of South Dakota), my colleague Frank Snyder (Texas A&M University), and Deborah Post (Touro Law Center).

I will be at the other (and equally excellent panel) during that first session, and that panel turns out to be an easy choice for me as I (Mark Burge - Texas A&M University) will be the moderator. The session is titled What You Thought You Knew About Remedies in Sales Transactions May Not Be True: Highlights in Article 2 Remedies and Contracting for Limitations, and the UCC goodness therein will be delivered by Sid DeLong (Seattle University), Nancy Kim (California Western), conference organizer Colin Marks (St. Mary's University), and Jennifer Martin (St. Thomas University - Florida).  I look forward to spending the morning with such a wonderful group of colleagues.

If you are attending KCON and have any comments, observations, or non-incriminating photos that you would like to share, drop me an e-mail at the bot-decoded version of the following address: markburge "at" law "dot" tamu "dot" edu.

 

February 26, 2016 in Conferences | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, January 31, 2016

KCON XI Schedule Published

San Antonio Riverwalk KCON2016Conference Organizer Colin Marks of St. Mary's University School of Law has published the schedule for the upcoming edition of this blog's favorite conference--the 11th International Conference on Contracts. KCON XI will be held in picturesque San Antonio on February 26-27. The deadline for booking hotel accommodations in the block at the conference rate is just one week away.

For more information on both hotel accommodations and registration, consult the conference website.  Meanwhile, take a glance at the schedule below to see the scintillating topics and company you'll be missing if you aren't yet San Antonio bound.

Friday, February 26, 2016

8 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast and Networking

8:45 – 9 a.m. Welcome to KCON XI

9 – 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • Professorial Professions: Creating a Student-centered Contracts Classroom
    • Moderator: Hazel Beh, University of Hawai’i
    • Charles Calleros, Arizona State University
    • Myanna Dellinger, University of South Dakota
    • Frank G. Snyder, Texas A&M University
    • Adrian J. Walters, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • What You Thought You Knew About Remedies in Sales Transactions May Not Be True: Highlights in Article 2 Remedies and Contracting for Limitations
    • Moderator: Wayne Barnes, Texas A&M University
    • Sidney DeLong, Seattle University, The Notice of Breach Dilemma: Conflict and Cooperation in Eastern Airlines v McDonnell Douglas
    • Nancy Kim, California Western School of Law, Teaching UCC Remedies from Concept to Clause
    • Colin Marks, St. Mary’s University School of Law, On-Line and As Is
    • Jennifer Martin, St. Thomas University

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break (Sponsored by West Academic)

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • Innovations in Teaching and Mentoring
    • Moderator: Robert D. Brain, Loyola Law School Los Angeles
    • Keith A. Rowley, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
    • Frank G. Snyder, Texas A&M University
    • Ben Templin, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, The New Pedagogy: Here’s the ball. Let’s play catch
  • Contract Law in an Administrative and Regulatory Context
    • Moderator: James W. Fox Jr., Stetson University College of Law
    • Hazel Beh, University of Hawai’i, Insurance as the AntiContract
    • David Friedman, Willamette University College of Law, Refining Advertising Regulation
    • Peter Marchetti, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Bankruptcy “Clawback” Provisions: Congress Needs to Amend Section 546
    • Chris French, Penn State Law, The Illusion of Insurance Contracts

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 3 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • Contract Interpretation and Construction
    • Moderator: Deborah Post, Touro Law Center
    • Gastón de los Reyes Jr., The George Washington University School of Business, Formality in the Choice Architecture of Contracting: The Case of Paradine v. Jane
    • Dan O’Gorman, Barry University, Closing the Parol-Evidence-Rule Loophole: The Consideration Exception and the Preexisting-Duty Rule
    • Frank Snyder, Texas A&M University, Consumer Preference and Majoritarian Rule – Empirical Studies in Default Tender Rules
    • Eric Zacks, Wayne State University, Standardized Contracts: Restatement (Second) of Contracts Section 211: Unfulfilled Expectations
  • Employment Contracts
    • Moderator: Bonita K. Roberts, St. Mary’s University School of Law
    • Wendy Netter Epstein, DePaul University, Contracting for Results in Health Care?
    • Allen Kamp, John Marshall Law School, Employee Wellness Programs: Fundamental Contract Issues
    • Meredith R. Miller, Touro Law Center, You’re Fired!: The Effect of Involuntary Termination on Restrictive Covenants

3 – 3:15 p.m. Break – Law Classrooms Building Foyer Area

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • The Impact of Virtual Currencies
    • Moderator: Daniel Barnhizer, Michigan State University College of Law
    • Mark Burge, Texas A&M University, Electronic Payment Systems
    • Catherine Christopher, Texas Tech University, Virtual Currency
    • Angela Walch, St. Mary’s University School of Law
  • Contract Drafting
    • Moderator: Danielle Hart, Southwestern Law School
    • Nadelle Grossman, Marquette University, Transactional Contracts and Textbook Simulation Discussion
    • Russell Korobkin, UCLA School of Law, Bargaining with the CEO: The Case for “Negotiate First, Choose Second”
    • Jane Winn, University of Washington, Framework Contracts and the New Managerial Revolution

5:30 – 9 p.m. Reception Dinner and Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony Honoring Peter Linzer

Saturday, February 27, 2016 

8 – 9 a.m. Breakfast and Networking  

9 – 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • Theoretical Perspectives on Contract Law
    • Moderator: Jennifer Martin, St. Thomas University
    • Shawn Bayern, Florida State University, The Failure of Law and Economics
    • Sidney DeLong, Seattle University, Jephthah’s Daughter and Morally -Efficient Breach
    • Orit Gan, Sapir College, Peres Academic Center, The Many Faces of Contractual Consent
    • Val D. Ricks, South Texas College of Law, Contract Doctrine as Contract Theory
  • Remedies: Beyond Expectation Damages
    • Moderator: Nancy Kim, California Western School of Law
    • Yehuda Adar, Israel Law School, Pre-Contractual Disgorgement
    • Moshe Gelbard, Israel Law School, Pre-Contractual Disgorgement
    • Caprice Roberts, Savannah Law School, Supreme Disgorgement
    • Roger Halson, University of Leeds, UK, Liquidated Damages and “Penalty” Clauses in the UK: A New Approach

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • Contract Law and Neoliberalism
    • Moderator: Dov Waisman, Southwestern Law School
    • Danielle Hart, Southwestern Law School, Contract Law & Ideology
    • Creola Johnson, The Ohio State Univesity Moritz College of Law, Contractual Duplicity: Creditors Force Consumers into Arbitration While Exploiting the Criminal Justice System to Arrests Consumers Who Cannot Pay
    • Hila Keren, Southwestern Law School, Scalia on Contracts: The Dissemination of Neoliberal Logic
    • Matthew Titolo, West Virginia, Neoliberalism’s Fine Print
  • E-Commerce
    • Moderator: Colin P. Marks, St. Mary’s University School of Law
    • Daniel Barnhizer, Michigan State University College of Law, Contracts and Automation: Exploring the Normativity of Codability
    • Stacy-Ann Elvy, New York Law School, The Internet of Things (IOT) and Bargaining Disparity
    • Max N. Helveston, DePaul University, Regulating the Digital Marketplace

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch 

1:30 – 3 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Consumer Contracts, and Arbitration
    • Moderator: Peter Linzer, University of Houston
    • Richard Frankel, Drexel University
    • Ramona Lampley, St. Mary’s University School of Law
    • Jean Sternlight, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • International Perspectives on Contract Law
    • Moderator: Val D. Ricks, South Texas College of Law
    • Mateja Durovic, City University of Hong Kong, EU Consumer Contract Law – Does it Really Protect Consumers?
    • Dr. Shivprasad Swaminathan, Global Law School, Delhi, India, Consideration and Induced Reliance
    • Qi Gao, Beihang University School of Law, Consumer Protection under Chinese Contract Law

3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • International on Contract Law
    • Moderator: Mark Burge, Texas A&M University
    • Pablo Lerner, Israel Law School, Constructive Trusts in Israeli Land Contracts – Contract as Key
    • Dr. Lachmi Singh-Rodrigues, University of West of England, Avoidance of the Contract and the Seller’s Right to Cure Under the CISG
    • Yashveer Singh Yadav, Hidayatullah National Law University, India (LL.B. Honors, 2016), International Trade: Contract Necessities Including Incoterms
  • Public Policy Considerations in Contract Law
    • Moderator: David A. Grenardo, St. Mary’s Univ. School of Law
    • Wayne Barnes, Texas A&M University, Arrested Development: Rethinking the Age of Majority in the 21st Century
    • Myanna Dellinger, University of South Dakota, Contracts to Kill Endangered Species: Public Policy Arguments
    • Joan MacLeod Heminway, The University of Tennessee College of Law, The LLC Operating Agreement and its Relation to Contract

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Closing Reception

 

 

January 31, 2016 in Conferences | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Call for Proposals -- Institute for Law Teaching & Learning "Real-World Readiness"

Real world skills cartoonThe call for proposals below is reposted from our sister site, Business Law Prof Blog, as it is relevant to recent conversations here about teaching transactional lawyering skills in the context of the first-year Contracts course.  The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning has a tremendous track record of putting on conferences full of cutting-edge information on the pedagogy and practices of law teaching. The "Real-World Readiness" theme looks like another winner, and perhaps some of our readers are open to presenting their ideas to this receptive audience.

 

CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS 

 Institute for Law Teaching and Learning—Summer 2016 Conference

“Real-World Readiness”

June 10-11, 2016

Washburn University School of Law—Topeka, Kansas

 The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning invites proposals for conference workshops addressing the many ways that law schools are preparing students to enter the real world of law practice.  With the rising demands for “practice-ready” lawyers, this topic has taken on increased urgency in recent years.  How are law schools and law professors taking on the challenge of graduating students who are ready to join the real world of practicing attorneys?  Can we be doing more?

The Institute takes a broad view of educational practices that promote real-world readiness.  Accordingly, we welcome proposals for workshops on incorporating such teaching techniques in doctrinal, clinical, externship, writing, seminar, hybrid, and interdisciplinary courses.  Workshops can address real-world readiness in first-year courses, upper-level courses, required courses, electives, or academic support teaching.  Workshops can present innovative teaching materials, course designs, curricular or program designs, etc.  Each workshop should include materials that participants can use during the workshop and also when they return to their campuses.  Presenters should model best practices in teaching methods by actively engaging the workshop participants. 

The Institute invites proposals for 60-minute workshops consistent with a broad interpretation of the conference theme.  To be considered for the conference, proposals should be one single-spaced page (maximum) and should include the following information:

  • the title of the workshop;
  • the name, address, telephone number, and email address of the presenter(s);
  • a summary of the contents of the workshop, including its goals and methods; and
  • an explanation of the interactive teaching methods the presenter(s) will use to engage the audience.

The Institute must receive proposals by February 1, 2016.  Submit proposals via email to Emily Grant, Co-Director, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, at emily.grant@washburn.edu.

More information is available at: http://lawteaching.org/conferences/2016/

Download CFP Summer 2016 Washburn Conference

December 16, 2015 in Conferences, Law Schools, Teaching | Permalink

Thursday, December 10, 2015

KCON XI: Remember the Alam... er, the Deadline! (One More Time)

(post bumped to the front for one more reminder)


San Antonio Riverwalk KCON2016This blog's favorite conference is coming to St. Mary's University School of Law in beautiful San Antonio! The Eleventh International Conference on Contracts (KCON XI) should be on your calendars for February 26-27, 2016 (and if it isn't, put it there). The purpose of this post, however, is to highlight a more pressing date: Friday, December 11 (just over a week away that's TOMORROW, folks) is the deadline for submitting proposed papers and panels.

Here, courtesy of Professor Colin Marks, the conference organizer, is the KCON call for papers:

Submissions are cordially invited for the 11th Annual International Conference on Contracts, the largest annual scholarly and educational conference devoted to Contracts and related areas of commercial law. Papers and works in progress are welcome from those who study contracts from any perspective, whether doctrinal, pedagogical, theoretical, empirical, historical, economic, critical, comparative or interdisciplinary.

Works that take an international or civil law approach are also welcome. Junior scholars are particularly encouraged to participate. Those interested in proposing and organizing panels of three to five presenters on specific themes are especially encouraged to do so.

Individual submissions should be made by a brief abstract (one page is sufficient) of the paper or work in progress that includes contact information for the author(s). Individual submissions will be placed on panels with like submissions. Panel proposals should include the name and contact information of the moderator or organizer, and a summary of the proposed papers or works in progress. There is no publication commitment for the conference, but organizers of individual panels are free to arrange for publication on their own.

You can find conference information, the e-mail address for proposals, and registration instructions here: bit.ly/KCON2016.

December 10, 2015 in Conferences | Permalink