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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (December 31, 2015)

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RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
1 Nov 2015 through 31 Dec 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 161 Legal Transplants in the Law of the Deal: M&A Agreements in India
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
2 153 Presumed Undue Influence: The False Partition from Fiduciary Accountability
Robert Flannigan
University of Saskatchewan
3 129 The Challenges of Private Law
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
4 95 Dodging Windfalls: Damages Based on Market Price, Actual Loss, and Appropriate Awards
John Y. Gotanda
Villanova University School of Law
5 92 The Relational Economics of Commercial Contract
Chapin Cimino
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
6 83 What If Fiduciary Obligations Are Like Contractual Ones?
Gregory Klass
Georgetown University Law Center
7 75 The Consumer Rights Directive, Consumer Sales and English Law – The Fear of Coherence?
Christian Twigg-Flesner
University of Hull
8 75 The Doctrine of Illegality: A Private Law Hydra
James Goudkamp
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
9 71 Lender Discrimination, Black Churches, and Bankruptcy
Pamela Foohey
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
10 70 The Private Order of Innovation Networks
Matthew Jennejohn
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

 

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LSN: Contracts (Topic)
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RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days 
1 Nov 2015 through 31 Dec 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 129 The Challenges of Private Law
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
2 95 Dodging Windfalls: Damages Based on Market Price, Actual Loss, and Appropriate Awards
John Y. Gotanda
Villanova University School of Law
3 92 The Relational Economics of Commercial Contract
Chapin Cimino
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
4 83 What If Fiduciary Obligations Are Like Contractual Ones?
Gregory Klass
Georgetown University Law Center
5 81 Between Regulatory and Autonomy-Based Private Law
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
6 75 The Consumer Rights Directive, Consumer Sales and English Law – The Fear of Coherence?
Christian Twigg-Flesner
University of Hull
7 70 The Private Order of Innovation Networks
Matthew Jennejohn
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School 
8 59 An Assessment of the Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015
Eric Goldman
Santa Clara University - School of Law
9 43 The Myths We Built Around EU Consumer Law
Tamas Dezso Ziegler
Institute for Legal Studies, CSS Hungarian Academy of Sciences
10 43 Does 'European Regulatory Contract Law' Enhance Citizens' Rights? An Analysis of Consumer and Services Law from Theory to Practice
Federico Della Negra
European University Institute, Students

December 31, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (December 24, 2015)

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Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 157 Legal Transplants in the Law of the Deal: M&A Agreements in India
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
2 152 Presumed Undue Influence: The False Partition from Fiduciary Accountability
Robert Flannigan
University of Saskatchewan
3 129 The Challenges of Private Law
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
4 91 The Relational Economics of Commercial Contract
Chapin Cimino
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
5 86 Dodging Windfalls: Damages Based on Market Price, Actual Loss, and Appropriate Awards
John Y. Gotanda
Villanova University School of Law
6 83 What If Fiduciary Obligations Are Like Contractual Ones?
Gregory Klass
Georgetown University Law Center
7 74 The Consumer Rights Directive, Consumer Sales and English Law – The Fear of Coherence?
Christian Twigg-Flesner
University of Hull
8 74 The Doctrine of Illegality: A Private Law Hydra
James Goudkamp
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
9 70 A Case for Interfering with Freedom of Contract? An Empirically-Informed Study of Bans on Assignment
Hugh Beale, Louise Gullifer and Sarah Paterson
Warwick School of Law, University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
10 69 The Private Order of Innovation Networks
Matthew Jennejohn
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

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Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 129 The Challenges of Private Law
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
2 91 The Relational Economics of Commercial Contract
Chapin Cimino
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
3 86 Dodging Windfalls: Damages Based on Market Price, Actual Loss, and Appropriate Awards
John Y. Gotanda
Villanova University School of Law
4 83 What If Fiduciary Obligations Are Like Contractual Ones?
Gregory Klass
Georgetown University Law Center
5 79 Between Regulatory and Autonomy-Based Private Law
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
6 74 The Consumer Rights Directive, Consumer Sales and English Law – The Fear of Coherence?
Christian Twigg-Flesner
University of Hull
7 70 A Case for Interfering with Freedom of Contract? An Empirically-Informed Study of Bans on Assignment
Hugh Beale, Louise Gullifer and Sarah Paterson
Warwick School of Law, University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
8 69 The Private Order of Innovation Networks
Matthew Jennejohn
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
9 59 An Assessment of the Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015
Eric Goldman
Santa Clara University - School of Law
10 43 The Myths We Built Around EU Consumer Law
Tamas Dezso Ziegler
Institute for Legal Studies, CSS Hungarian Academy of Sciences

December 24, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Your Weekly SSRN Contracts Top Ten Download Lists - December 10, 2015

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Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 715 An Overview of Privacy Law
Daniel J. Solove and Paul M. Schwartz
George Washington University Law School and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
2 150 Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction, Chapter 1
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
3 146 Legal Transplants in the Law of the Deal: M&A Agreements in India
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
4 120 The Challenges of Private Law
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
5 118 Contract Theory and EU Contract Law
Martijn W. Hesselink
University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL)
6 71 Dodging Windfalls: Damages Based on Market Price, Actual Loss, and Appropriate Awards
John Y. Gotanda
Villanova University School of Law
7 64 The Consumer Rights Directive, Consumer Sales and English Law – The Fear of Coherence?
Christian Twigg-Flesner
University of Hull
8 64 The Doctrine of Illegality: A Private Law Hydra
James Goudkamp
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
9 67 What If Fiduciary Obligations are Like Contractual Ones?
Gregory Klass
Georgetown University Law Center
10 139 Presumed Undue Influence: The False Partition from Fiduciary Accountability
Robert Flannigan
University of Saskatchewan

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Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 171 The Continuing Evolution of U.S. Judgments Recognition Law
Ronald A. Brand
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
2 150 Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction, Chapter 1
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
3 120 The Challenges of Private Law
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
4 118 Contract Theory and EU Contract Law
Martijn W. Hesselink
University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) 
5 87 Stephen A Smith on Duties and Liabilities
Nicholas McBride
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
6 83 The Relational Economics of Commercial Contract
Chapin Cimino
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
7 70 Dodging Windfalls: Damages Based on Market Price, Actual Loss, and Appropriate Awards
John Y. Gotanda
Villanova University School of Law
8 70 Between Regulatory and Autonomy-Based Private Law
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
9 64 The Consumer Rights Directive, Consumer Sales and English Law – The Fear of Coherence?
Christian Twigg-Flesner
University of Hull
10 62 A Case for Interfering with Freedom of Contract? An Empirically-Informed Study of Bans on Assignment
Hugh Beale, Louise Gullifer and Sarah Paterson
Warwick School of Law, University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

December 10, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

New in Print

Pile of BooksKenneth Ayotte & Henry Hansmann, A Nexus of Contracts Theory of Legal Entities, 42 Int'l Rev. L. & Econ. 1 (2015)

Aditi Bagchi, Other People's Contracts, 32 Yale J. on Reg. 211 (2015)

Kenneth K. Ching, What We Consent to When We Consent to Form Contracts: Market Price, 84 UMKC L. Rev. 1 (2015)

Dr. Heba Hazzaa & Silke Noa Kumpf, Egypt's Ban on Public Interest Litigation in Government Contracts: A Case Study of "Judicial Chill", 51 Stan. J. Int'l L. 147 (2015)

Gregory H. Shill, Boilerplate Shock: Sovereign Debt Contracts as Incubators of Systemic Risk, 89 Tul. L. Rev. 751 (2015)

December 2, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

SSRNSSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal
RECENT TOP PAPERS 

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 695 An Overview of Privacy Law
Daniel J. Solove and Paul M. Schwartz
George Washington University Law School and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law 
2 178 Defective Arbitration Clauses: An Overview
Badrinath Srinivasan
Independent 
3 138 Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction, Chapter 1
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) 
4 137 Legal Transplants in the Law of the Deal: M&A Agreements in India
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law 
5 131 Presumed Undue Influence: The False Partition from Fiduciary Accountability
Robert Flannigan
University of Saskatchewan 
6 112 Contract Theory and EU Contract Law
Martijn W. Hesselink
University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) 
7 111 The Challenges of Private Law
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law 
8 78 The Relational Economics of Commercial Contract
Chapin Cimino
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law 
9 70 Towards a European Insurance Contract Law? The Commission Expert Group, its Antecedents and Consequences
Jürgen Basedow
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law 
10 70 The State of the Law of Unjust Enrichment in Common Law Canada
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law

SSRN Top Downloads For LSN: Contracts (Topic) 
RECENT TOP PAPERS 

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 178 Defective Arbitration Clauses: An Overview
Badrinath Srinivasan
Independent 
2 167 The Continuing Evolution of U.S. Judgments Recognition Law
Ronald A. Brand
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law 
3 138 Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction, Chapter 1
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) 
4 112 Contract Theory and EU Contract Law
Martijn W. Hesselink
University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) 
5 111 The Challenges of Private Law
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law 
6 81 Stephen A Smith on Duties and Liabilities
Nicholas McBride
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law 
7 78 The Relational Economics of Commercial Contract
Chapin Cimino
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law 
8 70 The State of the Law of Unjust Enrichment in Common Law Canada
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law 
9 64 Between Regulatory and Autonomy-Based Private Law
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law 
10 61 Dodging Windfalls: Damages Based on Market Price, Actual Loss, and Appropriate Awards
John Y. Gotanda
Villanova University School of Law

 

 

 

December 1, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

New in Print

Pile of BooksMichael S. Barr, Mandatory Arbitration in Consumer Finance and Investor Contracts, 11 N.Y.U. J. L. & Bus. 793 (2015)

Richard A. Epstein, The Upside-Down Law of Property and Contract: Of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and San Jose Pensions, 93 Neb. L. Rev. 869 (2015)

Matthew D. McGill & Alexander N. Harris, NML Capital v. Argentina: Enforcing Contracts in the Shadow of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 30 Md. J. Int'l L. 3 (2015)

George A. Nation III, Demand Promissory Notes and Commercial Loans: Balancing Freedom of Contract & Good Faith, 94 Neb. L. Rev. 151 (2015)

Bradford Stone, Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: The Convention and the Code, 23 Mich. St. Int'l. L. Rev. 753 (2015)

Mark Strasser, Traditional Surrogacy Contracts, Partial Enforcement, and the Challenge for Family Law, 19 J. Health Care L. & Pol'y 85 (2015)

Frank Sullivan, Jr., Banking Business and Contract Law, 48 Ind. L. Rev. 1195 (2015)

Kevin Warbach, Reflections on Network Transactions and Social Contracts for the Broadband World, 13 Colo. Tech. L. J. 45 (2015)

Erich A. Zacks: Contract Review: Cognitive Bias, Moral Hazard, and Situational Pressure, 9 Ohio St. Entrepreneurial Bus. L.J. 379 (2015)

 

November 25, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

SSRNSSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal
RECENT TOP PAPERS 

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 663 An Overview of Privacy Law
Daniel J. Solove and Paul M. Schwartz
George Washington University Law School and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law 
2 171 Defective Arbitration Clauses: An Overview
Badrinath Srinivasan
Independent 
3 131 Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction, Chapter 1
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) 
4 125 Presumed Undue Influence: The False Partition from Fiduciary Accountability
Robert Flannigan
University of Saskatchewan 
5 121 Legal Transplants in the Law of the Deal: M&A Agreements in India
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law 
6 107 Contract Theory and EU Contract Law
Martijn W. Hesselink
University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) 
7 87 The Challenges of Private Law
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law 
8 68 Contract Law and the Digital Single Market: Towards a New EU Online Consumer Sales Law?
Rafał Mańko
European Parliamentary Research Service 
9 66 Towards a European Insurance Contract Law? The Commission Expert Group, its Antecedents and Consequences
Jürgen Basedow
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law 
10 64 The State of the Law of Unjust Enrichment in Common Law Canada
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law

SSRN Top Downloads For LSN: Contracts (Topic)
RECENT TOP PAPERS 

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 171 Defective Arbitration Clauses: An Overview
Badrinath Srinivasan
Independent 
2 165 The Continuing Evolution of U.S. Judgments Recognition Law
Ronald A. Brand
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law 
3 131 Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction, Chapter 1
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) 
4 107 Contract Theory and EU Contract Law
Martijn W. Hesselink
University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) 
5 87 The Challenges of Private Law
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Nov 2015
Last Revised: 14 Nov 2015
6 76 Stephen A Smith on Duties and Liabilities
Nicholas McBride
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law 
7 64 The State of the Law of Unjust Enrichment in Common Law Canada
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law 
8 58 Supreme Disgorgement
Caprice L. Roberts
Savannah Law School 
9 56 Restoring Freedom of Contract between Doctor and Patient in Medicare Part B
David Bernstein
George Mason University School of Law 
10 52 Dodging Windfalls: Damages Based on Market Price, Actual Loss, and Appropriate Awards
John Y. Gotanda
Villanova University School of Law

 

 

November 24, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Friday, November 20, 2015

New in Print

Pile of BooksPiotr Bogdanowicz, Cross-Border Interest and Concession Contracts: A Critical Approach, 10 Eur. Procurement & Public Private P'ship L. Rev. 83 (2015)

Aaron E. Ghirardelli, Rules of Engagement in the Conflict between Businesses and Consumers in Online Contracts, 93 Or. L. Rev. 719 (2015) 

Juan Bataller Grau, The Harmonization of European Contract Law: The Case of Insurance Contracts, 21 Conn. Ins. L. J. 149 (2015) 

Lori D. Johnson, Say the Magic Word: A Rhetorical Analysis of Contract Drafting Choices, 65 Syr. L. Rev. 451 (2015)

Jason Steck, You're in the Army Now! Reforming Military Enlistment Contracts, 38 Hamline L. Rev. 451 (2015)

Joanna Tsai & Joshua D. Wright, Standard Setting, Intellectual Property Rights and the Role of Antitrust in Regulating Incomplete Contracts, 80 Antitrust L. J. 157 (2015)

 

November 20, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

SSRNSSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal
RECENT TOP PAPERS

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 559 An Overview of Privacy Law
Daniel J. Solove and Paul M. Schwartz
George Washington University Law School and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
2 167 Defective Arbitration Clauses: An Overview
Badrinath Srinivasan
Independent 
3 120 Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction, Chapter 1
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) 
4 112 Presumed Undue Influence: The False Partition from Fiduciary Accountability
Robert Flannigan
University of Saskatchewan 
5 111 Contract Theory and the Economics of Contract Law
Klaus Ulrich Schmolke
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - Law School 
6 98 Contract Theory and EU Contract Law
Martijn W. Hesselink
University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) 
7 98 Legal Transplants in the Law of the Deal: M&A Agreements in India
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law 
8 79 Remedial Clauses: The Over-Privatization of Private Law
Seana Shiffrin
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law 
9 73 A Complainant-Oriented Approach to Unconscionability and Contract Law
Nicolas Cornell
Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 
10 69 Deceptive Advertising and Taking Responsibility for Others
Seana Shiffrin
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

SSRN Top Downloads For LSN: Contracts (Topic)
RECENT TOP PAPERS 

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 167 Defective Arbitration Clauses: An Overview
Badrinath Srinivasan
Independent 
2 164 The Continuing Evolution of U.S. Judgments Recognition Law
Ronald A. Brand
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
3 120 Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction, Chapter 1
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) 
4 111 Contract Theory and the Economics of Contract Law
Klaus Ulrich Schmolke
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - Law School 
5 98 Contract Theory and EU Contract Law
Martijn W. Hesselink
University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) 
6 79 Remedial Clauses: The Over-Privatization of Private Law
Seana Shiffrin
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law 
7 75 Stephen A Smith on Duties and Liabilities
Nicholas McBride
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law 
8 73 A Complainant-Oriented Approach to Unconscionability and Contract Law
Nicolas Cornell
Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 
9 67 The Challenges of Private Law
Hanoch Dagan
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law 
10 64 The State of the Law of Unjust Enrichment in Common Law Canada
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law

 

 

 

November 17, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

SSRNSSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal
RECENT TOP PAPERS 

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 538 An Overview of Privacy Law 
Daniel J. Solove and Paul M. Schwartz 
George Washington University Law School and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law 
2 280 Efficiencies and Regulatory Shortcuts: How Should We Regulate Companies like Airbnb and Uber? 
Benjamin G. Edelman and Damien Geradin 
Harvard University - HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit and George Mason University School of LawTilburg University - Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) 
3 158 Defective Arbitration Clauses: An Overview 
Badrinath Srinivasan 
Independent 
4 108 Contract Theory and the Economics of Contract Law 
Klaus Ulrich Schmolke 
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - Law School 
5 108 Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction, Chapter 1 
Jan M. Smits 
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) 
6 97 Good Faith in English Contract Law: A 'Contagious Disease of Alien Origin' 
Andre Sinanan 
Independent 
7 89 Bailment and the Property/Contract Interface 
Christopher M. Newman 
George Mason University School of Law 
8 86 Contract Theory and EU Contract Law 
Martijn W. Hesselink 
University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) 
9 76 Superdelegation and Gatekeeping in Bankruptcy Courts 
Melissa B. Jacoby 
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law 
10 72 Remedial Clauses: The Over-Privatization of Private Law 
Seana Shiffrin 
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law 

SSRN Top Downloads For LSN: Contracts (Topic)
RECENT TOP PAPERS 

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 160 The Continuing Evolution of U.S. Judgments Recognition Law 
Ronald A. Brand 
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law 
2 158 Defective Arbitration Clauses: An Overview 
Badrinath Srinivasan 
Independent 
3 108 Contract Theory and the Economics of Contract Law 
Klaus Ulrich Schmolke 
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - Law School 
4 108 Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction, Chapter 1 
Jan M. Smits 
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) 
5 97 Good Faith in English Contract Law: A 'Contagious Disease of Alien Origin' 
Andre Sinanan 
Independent 
6 86 Contract Theory and EU Contract Law 
Martijn W. Hesselink 
University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL)
7 74 Stephen A Smith on Duties and Liabilities 
Nicholas McBride 
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law 
8 72 Remedial Clauses: The Over-Privatization of Private Law 
Seana Shiffrin 
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law 
9 67 A Complainant-Oriented Approach to Unconscionability and Contract Law 
Nicolas Cornell 
Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 
10 63 The State of the Law of Unjust Enrichment in Common Law Canada 
Lionel Smith 
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law 

 

 

November 10, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

SSRNSSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal
RECENT TOP PAPERS 

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 515 An Overview of Privacy Law 
Daniel J. Solove and Paul M. Schwartz 
George Washington University Law School and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law 
2 268 Efficiencies and Regulatory Shortcuts: How Should We Regulate Companies like Airbnb and Uber? 
Benjamin G. Edelman and Damien Geradin 
Harvard University - HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit and George Mason University School of LawTilburg University - Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) 
3 146 Defective Arbitration Clauses: An Overview 
Badrinath Srinivasan 
Independent 
4 135 Reasoned Awards in International Commercial Arbitration: Embracing and Exceeding the Common Law-Civil Law Dichotomy 
S.I. Strong 
University of Missouri School of Law 
5 99 Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction, Chapter 1 
Jan M. Smits 
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) 
6 96 Contract Theory and the Economics of Contract Law 
Klaus Ulrich Schmolke 
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - Law School
7 95 Good Faith in English Contract Law: A 'Contagious Disease of Alien Origin' 
Andre Sinanan 
Independent 
8 88 Bailment and the Property/Contract Interface 
Christopher M. Newman 
George Mason University School of Law
9 79 The Lingering Confusion and Uncertainty in the Law of Contract Interpretation 
David McLauchlan 
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
10 73 Mobile Payments and Financial Inclusion: Kenya, Brazil and India as Case Studies 
Jane K. Winn 
University of Washington - School of Law 

SSRN Top Downloads For LSN: Contracts (Topic)
RECENT TOP PAPERS 

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 153 The Continuing Evolution of U.S. Judgments Recognition Law 
Ronald A. Brand 
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law 
2 146 Defective Arbitration Clauses: An Overview 
Badrinath Srinivasan 
Independent 
3 99 Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction, Chapter 1 
Jan M. Smits 
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) 
4 96 Contract Theory and the Economics of Contract Law 
Klaus Ulrich Schmolke 
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - Law School 
5 95 Good Faith in English Contract Law: A 'Contagious Disease of Alien Origin' 
Andre Sinanan 
Independent 
6 79 The Lingering Confusion and Uncertainty in the Law of Contract Interpretation 
David McLauchlan 
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law 
7 72 Stephen A Smith on Duties and Liabilities 
Nicholas McBride 
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law 
8 69 Contract Theory and EU Contract Law 
Martijn W. Hesselink 
University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) 
9 58 Remedial Clauses: The Over-Privatization of Private Law 
Seana Shiffrin 
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law 
10 58 The State of the Law of Unjust Enrichment in Common Law Canada 
Lionel Smith 
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law 

 

November 3, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Monday, November 2, 2015

Loving the New York Times this Sunday

He_New_York_Times_newsroom_1942A lot of folks in legal education were pissed off at The New York Times last week. Some fine responses include Michael Simkovic's and Frank Pasquale's.  I would just like to draw attention to the last two paragraphs of the Times editorial, which strain to draw some connection between loans that go to law students and the decrease of funds available to pay for legal representation for the poor.  Rising student debt and decreased funding for legal services are two sides of the same coin, and it is really peculiar to blame law schools for politicians' failures to adequately fund education or legal services . . . but today we are here to praise The New York Times.

I'm not sure why this is news but yesterday's Sunday Times prominently featured an article that tells it like it is about arbitration clauses and class action waivers.  The title and sub-title tell it all: Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking Deck of Justice: Vast Trend Locks Americans Out of Court -- Rulings Greatly Favor Business.  This is the first in a series of stories called Beware the Fine Print.  Part II is called In Arbitration, "A Privatization of the Justice System.

Ah, the Old Grey Lady returns to form.

November 2, 2015 in In the News, Recent Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

SSRNSSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal
RECENT TOP PAPERS 

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 490 An Overview of Privacy Law 
Daniel J. Solove and Paul M. Schwartz 
George Washington University Law School and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law 
2 245 Efficiencies and Regulatory Shortcuts: How Should We Regulate Companies like Airbnb and Uber? 
Benjamin G. Edelman and Damien Geradin 
Harvard University - HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit and George Mason University School of LawTilburg University - Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) 
3 141 Defective Arbitration Clauses: An Overview 
Badrinath Srinivasan 
Independent 
4 133 Reasoned Awards in International Commercial Arbitration: Embracing and Exceeding the Common Law-Civil Law Dichotomy 
S.I. Strong 
University of Missouri School of Law 
5 109 The Myth of 'Legal' Consent in a Consumer Culture 
Jennifer Ann Drobac 
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law 
6 91 Good Faith in English Contract Law: A 'Contagious Disease of Alien Origin' 
Andre Sinanan 
Independent 
7 85 Contract Theory and the Economics of Contract Law 
Klaus Ulrich Schmolke 
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - Law School 
8 84 Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction, Chapter 1 
Jan M. Smits 
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) 
9 83 Bailment and the Property/Contract Interface 
Christopher M. Newman 
George Mason University School of Law 
10 79 Property and Secrecy 
Amnon Lehavi 
Interdisciplinary Center Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law 

SSRN Top Downloads For LSN: Contracts (Topic)
RECENT TOP PAPERS 

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 147 The Continuing Evolution of U.S. Judgments Recognition Law 
Ronald A. Brand 
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law 
2 141 Defective Arbitration Clauses: An Overview 
Badrinath Srinivasan 
Independent 
3 109 The Myth of 'Legal' Consent in a Consumer Culture 
Jennifer Ann Drobac 
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law 
4 91 Good Faith in English Contract Law: A 'Contagious Disease of Alien Origin' 
Andre Sinanan 
Independent 
5 85 Contract Theory and the Economics of Contract Law 
Klaus Ulrich Schmolke 
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - Law School 
6 84 Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction, Chapter 1 
Jan M. Smits 
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) 
7 74 The Lingering Confusion and Uncertainty in the Law of Contract Interpretation 
David McLauchlan 
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law 
8 69 U.S. CEO Employment Agreements and Non-Competition Provisions: A Literature Survey 
Randall S. Thomas and Norman Bishara 
Vanderbilt University - Law School and The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan 
9 68 Stephen A Smith on Duties and Liabilities 
Nicholas McBride 
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law 
10 59 Contract Theory and EU Contract Law 
Martijn W. Hesselink 
University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) 

October 27, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

SSRNSSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal
RECENT TOP PAPERS

Rank

DownloadsPaper Title
1 438 An Overview of Privacy Law 
Daniel J. Solove and Paul M. Schwartz 
George Washington University Law School and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law 
2 381 Bitcoin and the Uniform Commercial Code 
Jeanne L. Schroeder 
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 
3 330 Contract as Automaton: The Computational Representation of Financial Agreements 
Mark D. Flood and Oliver R. Goodenough 
Government of the United States of America - Office of Financial Research and Vermont Law School 
4 226 Efficiencies and Regulatory Shortcuts: How Should We Regulate Companies like Airbnb and Uber? 
Benjamin G. Edelman and Damien Geradin 
Harvard University - HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit and George Mason University School of LawTilburg University - Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) 
5 169 Privacy in the Clouds: An Empirical Study of the Terms of Service and Privacy Policies of 20 Cloud Service Providers 
Dimitra KamarinouChristopher Millard and W. Kuan Hon 
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies and Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies 
6 131 Reasoned Awards in International Commercial Arbitration: Embracing and Exceeding the Common Law-Civil Law Dichotomy 
S.I. Strong 
University of Missouri School of Law 
7 127 Defective Arbitration Clauses: An Overview 
Badrinath Srinivasan 
Independent 
8 119 The Normative Force of Consent 
Heidi M Hurd 
University of Illinois College of Law 
9 104 The Myth of 'Legal' Consent in a Consumer Culture 
Jennifer Ann Drobac 
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law 
10 86 Good Faith in English Contract Law: A 'Contagious Disease of Alien Origin' 
Andre Sinanan 
Independent 

SSRN Top Downloads For LSN: Contracts (Topic)
RECENT TOP PAPERS 

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 330 Contract as Automaton: The Computational Representation of Financial Agreements 
Mark D. Flood and Oliver R. Goodenough 
Government of the United States of America - Office of Financial Research and Vermont Law School 
2 169 Privacy in the Clouds: An Empirical Study of the Terms of Service and Privacy Policies of 20 Cloud Service Providers 
Dimitra KamarinouChristopher Millard and W. Kuan Hon 
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies and Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies
3 127 Defective Arbitration Clauses: An Overview 
Badrinath Srinivasan 
Independent 
4 127 The Continuing Evolution of U.S. Judgments Recognition Law 
Ronald A. Brand 
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law 
5 119 The Normative Force of Consent 
Heidi M Hurd 
University of Illinois College of Law 
6 104 The Myth of 'Legal' Consent in a Consumer Culture 
Jennifer Ann Drobac 
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law 
7 86 Good Faith in English Contract Law: A 'Contagious Disease of Alien Origin' 
Andre Sinanan 
Independent 
8 80 Contract Theory and the Economics of Contract Law 
Klaus Ulrich Schmolke 
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - Law School 
9 73 The Contract Frontier: A Study of the Modern Joint Venture 
Sarath Sanga 
University of California, Berkeley 
10 71 The Lingering Confusion and Uncertainty in the Law of Contract Interpretation 
David McLauchlan 
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law 

October 20, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Contracting over Privacy

Chicago Law SchoolLast month, we posted a notice about the Contracting over Privacy conference that is upcoming this week at the University of Chicago Law School.  The full conference program (reproduced below) is available here.  You can download the papers from that same site.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Session 1: Kristen Anderson, Federal Trade Commission, Moderator
9:30 – 10:15:       Florencia Marrota-Wurgler, New York University, Understanding Privacy Policies: Self-Regulation, Market Forces, and Enforcement Actions

10: 15 – 11:00:      Alessandro Acquisti, Rainer Böhme, Sarah Spiekermann, and Kai-Lung Hui Carnegie Mellon University, How Feasible Are Markets for Personal Data?

Session 2: Susanne Augenhofer, Humboldt University in Berlin, Moderator
11: 15 – 12: 00:      Paul Schwartz, U.C. Berkeley, Comparative Contractual Privacy Law: The U.S., Germany, and E.U.

Session 3: Aaron Burstein, Federal Trade Commission, Moderator
1:30 – 2:15:      Omri Ben-Shahar and Adam Chilton, University of Chicago, An Experimental Test of How the Formal Properties of Privacy Disclosures Influence Behavior

2:15 – 3:00:      Lior Strahilevitz, University of Chicago & Matthew Kugler, U.S. Court of Appeals – 7th Circuit, Is Privacy Policy Language Irrelevant to Consumers?

Session 4: Randy Picker, University of Chicago, Moderator
3:15 – 4:00:      Kirsten Martin, George Washington University, Explicit Versus Implicit Privacy Contracts: Comparing the Impact of Privacy Notices and Norms on Consumer Trust

4:00 – 4:45
:      Ian Ayres, Yale University, A Laffer Curve for Invasions of Privacy

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Session 5: Ariel Feldman, University of Chicago, Moderator
9:30 – 10:15:       Joel Reidenberg, Fordham University, Jaspreet Bhatia, Carnegie Mellon University, et al., Automated Measurement and Comparison of Privacy Policy Ambiguity

10: 15 – 11:00:      Richard Brooks, Columbia University, The Information Fiduciary: Beyond Contracting over Privacy

 Session 6: Sebastien Gay, University of Chicago, Moderator
11: 15 – 12: 00:      Oren Bar-Gill, Harvard University, & Omri Ben-Shahar, University of Chicago, Optimal Defaults for Consumer Contracts

This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

October 15, 2015 in Conferences, Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New in Print from Cardozo Law's Mitchell Engler

EnglerCongratulations to Cardozo Law's Mitchell Engler (pictured) on the publication of his Pay for Play: The Compensated Leisure Flow of Contract Damages, available for download here on SSRN.  The article is published in the George Mason Law Review.  Here is the abstract:

Contract damages aim to leave the injured party in as good a position as if the contract had been fulfilled. But discharged laborers often obtain a much better result due to the lack of a reduction for their excused work effort on breach. After first exposing the problematic ramifications of this unjustified deviation, this Article then provides two workable corrections.

Legal neglect of the labor/leisure tradeoff primarily explains the defect. Under this economic principle, workers must sacrifice valuable leisure to get paid. Contract law, however, can provide discharged workers compensated leisure: full payment despite retention of their leisure time after the breach. Interestingly, legal disregard of the leisure tradeoff also permeates the current firestorm over the value of a law degree. Evidencing a pattern of leisure time neglect, legal analyses similarly overstate service contract damages and the value of a law degree.

Practicalities also play a role as recognition of the flaw does not itself yield a ready solution. Current law’s mitigation offset for new work might seem to be the most feasible response. But mitigation does not apply if the new work is insufficiently comparable or if the worker could handle both jobs under the lost volume doctrine. Given mitigation’s limited scope, I demonstrate a superior offset. In theory, the contract price should be reduced by the worker’s lowest acceptable price for the job. With such reduction, the worker would receive just his real benefit, limited to the “surplus” value of the deal. I propose a novel way to estimate this proper offset: a sliding scale percentage reduction keyed to probability findings on job comparability or lost volume capacity. Labor elasticity studies provide another innovative way to estimate the offset as such studies calibrate the impact of wage changes on hourly work choices. Either approach would enhance the law’s coherence, fairness, and efficiency.

October 13, 2015 in Contract Profs, Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

SSRNSSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal
RECENT TOP PAPERS 

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 369 Bitcoin and the Uniform Commercial Code 
Jeanne L. Schroeder 
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 
2 328 Contract as Automaton: The Computational Representation of Financial Agreements 
Mark D. Flood and Oliver R. Goodenough 
Government of the United States of America - Office of Financial Research and Vermont Law School 
3 276 An Overview of Privacy Law 
Daniel J. Solove and Paul M. Schwartz 
George Washington University Law School and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law 
4 164 Efficiencies and Regulatory Shortcuts: How Should We Regulate Companies like Airbnb and Uber? 
Benjamin G. Edelman and Damien Geradin 
Harvard University - HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit and George Mason University School of LawTilburg University - Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) 
5 156 Privacy in the Clouds: An Empirical Study of the Terms of Service and Privacy Policies of 20 Cloud Service Providers 
Dimitra KamarinouChristopher Millard and W. Kuan Hon 
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies and Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies 
6 129 Reasoned Awards in International Commercial Arbitration: Embracing and Exceeding the Common Law-Civil Law Dichotomy 
S.I. Strong 
University of Missouri School of Law 
7 124 Defective Arbitration Clauses: An Overview 
Badrinath Srinivasan 
Independent 
8 118 The Normative Force of Consent 
Heidi M Hurd 
University of Illinois College of Law 
9 113 R. v. Jones (1703): The Origins of the 'Reasonable Person' 
Simon Stern 
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law 
10 101 The Myth of 'Legal' Consent in a Consumer Culture 
Jennifer Ann Drobac 
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law 

SSRN Top Downloads For LSN: Contracts (Topic)
RECENT TOP PAPERS

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 328 Contract as Automaton: The Computational Representation of Financial Agreements 
Mark D. Flood and Oliver R. Goodenough 
Government of the United States of America - Office of Financial Research and Vermont Law School 
2 156 Privacy in the Clouds: An Empirical Study of the Terms of Service and Privacy Policies of 20 Cloud Service Providers 
Dimitra KamarinouChristopher Millard and W. Kuan Hon 
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies and Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies 
3 124 Defective Arbitration Clauses: An Overview 
Badrinath Srinivasan 
Independent 
4 118 The Normative Force of Consent 
Heidi M Hurd 
University of Illinois College of Law 
5 101 The Myth of 'Legal' Consent in a Consumer Culture 
Jennifer Ann Drobac 
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law 
6 74 Good Faith in English Contract Law: A 'Contagious Disease of Alien Origin' 
Andre Sinanan 
Independent 
7 70 The Contract Frontier: A Study of the Modern Joint Venture 
Sarath Sanga 
University of California, Berkeley 
8 68 Contract Theory and the Economics of Contract Law 
Klaus Ulrich Schmolke 
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - Law School 
9 65 The Lingering Confusion and Uncertainty in the Law of Contract Interpretation 
David McLauchlan 
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law 
10 63 U.S. CEO Employment Agreements and Non-Competition Provisions: A Literature Survey 
Randall S. Thomas and Norman Bishara 
Vanderbilt University - Law School and The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan 

 

October 13, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

SSRNSSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal
RECENT TOP PAPERS 

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 359 Bitcoin and the Uniform Commercial Code 
Jeanne L. Schroeder 
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 
2 321 Contract as Automation: The Computational Representation of Financial Agreements 
Mark D. Flood and Oliver R. Goodenough 
Government of the United States of America - Office of Financial Research and Vermont Law School 
3 149 Privacy in the Clouds: An Empirical Study of the Terms of Service and Privacy Policies of 20 Cloud Service Providers 
Dimitra KamarinouChristopher Millard and W. Kuan Hon 
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies and Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies 
4 146 Efficiencies and Regulatory Shortcuts: How Should We Regulate Companies like Airbnb and Uber? 
Benjamin G. Edelman and Damien Geradin 
Harvard University - HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit and George Mason University School of LawTilburg University - Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) 
5 118 Reasoned Awards in International Commercial Arbitration: Embracing and Exceeding the Common Law-Civil Law Dichotomy 
S.I. Strong 
University of Missouri School of Law 
6 116 The Normative Force of Consent 
Heidi M Hurd 
University of Illinois College of Law 
7 103 R. v. Jones (1703): The Origins of the 'Reasonable Person' 
Simon Stern 
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law 
8 99 The Myth of 'Legal' Consent in a Consumer Culture 
Jennifer Ann Drobac 
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law 
9 96 Investment Accelerators 
Brad Bernthal 
University of Colorado at Boulder 
10 83 Using Advertisements to Diagnose Behavioral Market Failure 
Jim Hawkins 
University of Houston Law Center 

SSRN Top Downloads For LSN: Contracts
RECENT TOP PAPERS 

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 321 Contract as Automation: The Computational Representation of Financial Agreements 
Mark D. Flood and Oliver R. Goodenough 
Government of the United States of America - Office of Financial Research and Vermont Law School 
2 149 Privacy in the Clouds: An Empirical Study of the Terms of Service and Privacy Policies of 20 Cloud Service Providers 
Dimitra KamarinouChristopher Millard and W. Kuan Hon 
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies and Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies 
3 116 The Normative Force of Consent 
Heidi M Hurd 
University of Illinois College of Law 
4 99 The Myth of 'Legal' Consent in a Consumer Culture 
Jennifer Ann Drobac 
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law 
5 75 Justifying Fair Price Rules in Contract Law 
Horst Eidenmueller 
University of Munich 
6 66 The Contract Frontier: A Study of the Modern Joint Venture 
Sarath Sanga 
University of California, Berkeley 
7 63 U.S. CEO Employment Agreements and Non-Competition Provisions: A Literature Survey 
Randall S. Thomas and Norman Bishara 
Vanderbilt University - Law School and The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan 
8 61 Good Faith in English Contract Law: A 'Contagious Disease of Alien Origin' 
Andre Sinanan 
Independent 
9 58 The Politics of Arbitration Law and Centrist Proposals for Reform 
Stephen J. Ware 
University of Kansas - School of Law 
10 58 Contract Theory and the Economics of Contract Law 
Klaus Ulrich Schmolke 
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - Law School 

 

 

October 6, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Monday, October 5, 2015

New in Print: Books from Carolina Academic Press

CAROLINA ACADEMIC PRESS
 
The Latest in Contracts!
 
 
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Contracts

A Context and Practice Casebook

Second Edition

Michael Hunter Schwartz and Adrian J. Walters

2015 | 818 pp | ISBN 978-1-61163-554-6 | casebound | $99.00
Electronic Teacher’s Manual available (PowerPoint slides available for adopters)

Every chapter in this innovative casebook places students in roles as practitioners handling simulated law practice problems; provides context in the form of an overview of the law, similar to that which an attorney would read before reading cases in a new subject area; includes questions designed to encourage students to find the applicable statutes and cases on point in the state where the student is planning to practice law; includes exercises, visual aids, and case reading scaffolds, designed to engage students with a wide range of learning styles; and ends with professionalism questions addressing ethical and professional identity questions suggested by the materials in the chapter.

The second edition retains the style, format, and teaching and learning goals of the first edition, but some cases have been replaced or re-edited, and many of the textual materials, problems, exercises, and case questions have been revised, supplemented, or updated. 

This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law.

View the Table of Contents and more.

 

Contracting Law

Fifth Edition

Amy KastelyDeborah Waire PostNancy Ota, and Deborah Zalesne

 2015 | 948 pp | ISBN 978-1-59460-989-3 | casebound | $110.00

Student Workbook forthcoming 2016
Electronic Teacher’s Manual forthcoming

Revised and updated to 2015, the fifth edition of Contracting Law continues the clear explanations of contract doctrine, engaging cases, and thought-provoking cultural and historical materials that have made this casebook a favorite of students and professors. Students and faculty appreciate the fact that no separate statutory supplement is necessary. Selected provisions from the Restatement Second of Contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code are included in the casebook as appendices. The revised Student Workbook (purchased separately) is updated to complement the fifth edition with flow charts, vocabulary lists, problems and structured exercises to help students understand legal doctrines, case briefing, and synthesis. Students can use the workbook independently or exercises can be used in class discussions.

The fifth edition augments the cultural material with notes and questions showing the social contexts for specific contract doctrines. Many sections are shortened and reorganized for ease of use in 3-, 4-, or 5-credit courses, while UCC coverage is maintained for those courses designed to include sales law.

View the Table of Contents and more.

October 5, 2015 in Books, Recent Scholarship, Teaching | Permalink

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Binding Future Selves

On a recent plane ride, I was fortunate enough to have brought along Kaiponanea Matsumura's article, "Binding Future Selves," 75 Louisiana L. Rev. 71 (2014) which tackles the very complicated issue of Matsumuradecision making in the context of agreements involving "intimate subjects" such as procreation and child-rearing.  He raises a lot of issues that kept my mind engaged during the long flight. Here's the abstract:

"Courts traditionally treat a person entering an agreement as the same person at the time of enforcement notwithstanding the passage of time or an intervening change of mind. For certain agreements between intimates, however, courts have adopted the novel view that the enforcement of a person's earlier commitment would improperly constrain that person's will rather than serve as an expression of it. These cases rest on the assumption that an intervening change has created meaningful — and legally significant — differences between the later self (at the time of enforcement) and the earlier self (at the time of commitment), and that the later self deserves protection from the earlier self's choices.

This "different selves" rationale has arisen primarily in the context of agreements pertaining to matters like embryo disposition, surrogacy, and parentage. Courts and commentators appear to believe that the centrality of these types of choices to personhood justifies exceptions to general contract principles. But even assuming choices of this sort differ from choices embodied in "normal" contracts, the different selves rationale does not provide a principled basis for resolving a dispute between the selves; it does not explain why a choice central to personhood made at an earlier time is less central to that person than a choice made at a later time.

This Article contributes to the existing literature on several fronts. It reveals the increasing adoption by courts of the different selves rationale, which, until recently, was thought to be merely theoretical. It also exposes the ungrounded assumptions on which the rationale rests: that it applies only to a certain set of choices, that it can identify the proper choices to protect, and that it can actually protect those choices. Finally, this Article uses the different selves rationale as an occasion to examine the role of personal identity in contract law. Theories of personal identity emphasize the importance of self-continuity and future-regarding action, both of which are disserved by an approach that prizes a person's preference at the time of dispute rather than her earlier commitment."

September 30, 2015 in Miscellaneous, Recent Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)