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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New Scholarship from Across the Pond

Rupert Macey-Dare 

 
Macey-dare Rupert_LargeUniversity of Oxford - Saint Cross College; Middle Temple; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Minerva Chambers

July 12, 2015
 

Abstract:      

On 2 August 1849, towards the end of a 3 year voyage, the whaling ship Richmond ran aground with a full cargo of oil and whalebone, on the rocky coastline of the Behring Straits. Three passing ships, the Elizabeth Frith, the Panama and the Junior immediately came to the rescue, both of the Richmond's crew and also of the Richmond’s cargo, which they bought for fire-sale prices at an impromptu auction. The Richmond's owners in due course objected, and 7 years later on, in 1856, the validity of the auction was a key issue before the US Supreme Court. This court pronounced the sale invalid and clarified the key legal principal that a contract is only valid if parties have both the power and real freedom to contract.

However there was a second question considered in detail by the Supreme Court, namely what was the alternative fair remuneration that should be substituted for the salvors? This led to a complex and sophisticated analysis of the business risks and fair returns for both parties. Although the context was admiralty law and commercial salvage rather than international tax, the Supreme Court's analysis is remarkably close modern transfer pricing analysis and Post v Jones can perhaps also be viewed as a prototype early transfer pricing type case.
 

Number of Pages in PDF File: 12

 

July 28, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

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

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 168 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation 
Eric A. Posner 
University of Chicago - Law School 
2 164 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law of Obligations 
Andrew Burrows 
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law 
3 154 After the Revolution: An Empirical Study of Consumer Arbitration 
David Horton and Andrea Cann Chandrasekher 
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law 
4 131 Facilitating Incomplete Contracts 
Wendy Netter Epstein 
DePaul University - College of Law 
5 106 Controlling Shareholder's Long-Term Commitment Through Private Benefits of Control 
Albert H. Choi 
University of Virginia School of Law 
6 102 The Commission's E-Commerce Sector Inquiry – Analysis of Legal Issues and Suggested Practical Approach 
Lars KjølbyeAlessio Aresu and Sophia Stephanou 
Latham & Watkins LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP 
7 94 Lexical Opportunism and the Limits of Contract Theory 
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw 
Suffolk University Law School 
8 93 Reinterpreting the Status-Contract Divide: The Case of Fiduciaries 
Hanoch Dagan and Elizabeth S. Scott 
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law and Columbia University - Law School 
9 90 Common Law Values: The Role of Party Autonomy in Private Law 
Sarah Worthington 
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law 
10 88 What We Know About Contract Law and Transacting in the Marketplace – A Review Essay 
John Gava 
Adelaide Law School 

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

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 168 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation 
Eric A. Posner 
University of Chicago - Law School 
2 164 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law of Obligations 
Andrew Burrows 
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law 
Date posted to database: 19 May 2015 
Last Revised: 9 Jun 2015
3 154 After the Revolution: An Empirical Study of Consumer Arbitration 
David Horton and Andrea Cann Chandrasekher 
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law 
4 131 Facilitating Incomplete Contracts 
Wendy Netter Epstein 
DePaul University - College of Law 
5 102 The Commission's E-Commerce Sector Inquiry – Analysis of Legal Issues and Suggested Practical Approach 
Lars KjølbyeAlessio Aresu and Sophia Stephanou 
Latham & Watkins LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP 
6 93 Reinterpreting the Status-Contract Divide: The Case of Fiduciaries 
Hanoch Dagan and Elizabeth S. Scott 
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law and Columbia University - Law School 
7 93 Lexical Opportunism and the Limits of Contract Theory 
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw 
Suffolk University Law School 
8 90 Common Law Values: The Role of Party Autonomy in Private Law 
Sarah Worthington 
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law 
9 88 What We Know About Contract Law and Transacting in the Marketplace – A Review Essay 
John Gava 
Adelaide Law School 
10 83 The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions 
Gilles Cuniberti 
Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

 

July 21, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

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

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 161 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law of Obligations 
Andrew Burrows 
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law 
2 159 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation 
Eric A. Posner 
University of Chicago - Law School 
3 145 After the Revolution: An Empirical Study of Consumer Arbitration 
David Horton and Andrea Cann Chandrasekher 
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law 
4 142 Freedom to Tinker 
Pamela Samuelson 
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law 
5 127 Facilitating Incomplete Contracts 
Wendy Netter Epstein 
DePaul University - College of Law 
6 96 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Quest for Consumer Comprehension 
Lauren E. Willis 
Loyola Law School Los Angeles 
7 92 Controlling Shareholder's Long-Term Commitment Through Private Benefits of Control 
Albert H. Choi 
University of Virginia School of Law 
8 92 The Commission's E-Commerce Sector Inquiry – Analysis of Legal Issues and Suggested Practical Approach 
Lars KjølbyeAlessio Aresu and Sophia Stephanou 
Latham & Watkins LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP 
9 90 Reinterpreting the Status-Contract Divide: The Case of Fiduciaries 
Hanoch Dagan and Elizabeth S. Scott 
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law and Columbia University - Law School 
10 89 A Theory of Global Trade Law and the WTO 
Panagiotis Delimatsis 
Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) 

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1 264 Two Cheers for Corporate Experimentation: The A/B Illusion and the Virtues of Data-Driven Innovation 
Michelle N. Meyer 
Union Graduate College - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bioethics Program 
2 161 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law of Obligations 
Andrew Burrows 
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law 
3 159 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation 
Eric A. Posner 
University of Chicago - Law School
4 145 After the Revolution: An Empirical Study of Consumer Arbitration 
David Horton and Andrea Cann Chandrasekher 
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law 
5 127 Facilitating Incomplete Contracts 
Wendy Netter Epstein 
DePaul University - College of Law 
6 92 The Commission's E-Commerce Sector Inquiry – Analysis of Legal Issues and Suggested Practical Approach 
Lars KjølbyeAlessio Aresu and Sophia Stephanou 
Latham & Watkins LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP 
7 90 Reinterpreting the Status-Contract Divide: The Case of Fiduciaries 
Hanoch Dagan and Elizabeth S. Scott 
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law and Columbia University - Law School 
8 85 Lexical Opportunism and the Limits of Contract Theory 
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw 
Suffolk University Law School 
9 84 What We Know About Contract Law and Transacting in the Marketplace – A Review Essay 
John Gava 
Adelaide Law School 
10 75 The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions 
Gilles Cuniberti 
Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

 

 

 

July 14, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

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

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 214 A Crib Sheet for Contracts Profs 
Victor P. Goldberg 
Columbia Law School 
2 159 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law of Obligations 
Andrew Burrows 
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law 
3 152 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation 
Eric A. Posner 
University of Chicago - Law School 
4 140 After the Revolution: An Empirical Study of Consumer Arbitration 
David Horton and Andrea Cann Chandrasekher 
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law 
5 138 Freedom to Tinker 
Pamela Samuelson 
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law 
6 125 Facilitating Incomplete Contracts 
Wendy Netter Epstein 
DePaul University - College of Law 
Date posted to database: 20 May 2015 
Last Revised: 20 May 2015
7 90 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Quest for Consumer Comprehension 
Lauren E. Willis 
Loyola Law School Los Angeles 
8 89 Reinterpreting the Status-Contract Divide: The Case of Fiduciaries 
Hanoch Dagan and Elizabeth S. Scott 
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law and Columbia University - Law School 
9 87 A Theory of Global Trade Law and the WTO 
Panagiotis Delimatsis 
Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) 
10 85 Controlling Shareholder's Long-Term Commitment Through Private Benefits of Control 
Albert H. Choi 
University of Virginia School of Law 

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1 257 Two Cheers for Corporate Experimentation: The A/B Illusion and the Virtues of Data-Driven Innovation 
Michelle N. Meyer 
Union Graduate College - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bioethics Program 
2 214 A Crib Sheet for Contracts Profs 
Victor P. Goldberg 
Columbia Law School 
3 159 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law of Obligations 
Andrew Burrows 
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law 
4 152 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation 
Eric A. Posner 
University of Chicago - Law School 
5 140 After the Revolution: An Empirical Study of Consumer Arbitration 
David Horton and Andrea Cann Chandrasekher 
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law 
6 125 Facilitating Incomplete Contracts 
Wendy Netter Epstein 
DePaul University - College of Law 
7 89 Reinterpreting the Status-Contract Divide: The Case of Fiduciaries 
Hanoch Dagan and Elizabeth S. Scott 
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law and Columbia University - Law School 
8 83 What We Know About Contract Law and Transacting in the Marketplace – A Review Essay 
John Gava 
Adelaide Law School 
9 78 Rethinking Promissory Estoppel 
Eric Alden 
Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law 
10 73 Lexical Opportunism and the Limits of Contract Theory 
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw 
Suffolk University Law School

 

July 7, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

New Book: Money Awards in Contract Law

WintertonHart Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of

‘Money Awards in Contract Law’ by David Winterton

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Money Awards in Contract Law

David Winterton

The quantification of money awards for breach of contract is a topic of both significant theoretical interest and immense practical importance. Recent debates have ranged from the availability of gain-based awards to the theoretical basis for principles of remoteness and mitigation. While these and other important issues, such as the recovery of compensation for non-pecuniary loss, are touched upon, the book's principal objective is to challenge the orthodox understanding of the expectation principle, as famously laid down by Parke B in Robinson v Harman. According to this understanding, the usual objective of money awards for breach of contract is to compensate for 'loss' suffered by reference to the position the innocent party would have occupied had the contract been performed. After challenging this orthodoxy, Dr Winterton proposes a new account of the money awards provided in response to breach of contract which draws an important distinction between substitutionary and compensatory awards. The book aims to provide a coherent picture of contractual rights and remedies and will be of interest to judges, practitioners and academics alike.

David Winterton is a Lecturer in Law at the University of New South Wales.

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July 7, 2015 in Books, Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Monday, July 6, 2015

New Scholarship on CFPB's Attempt to Regulate a Part of the Fringe Economy

CodinetFrom the Southern University Law Center's Christopher Odinet (pictured) and newly published in the Banking Law Journal:

Payday Lenders, Vehicle Title Loans, and Small-Value Financing: The CFPB's Proposal to Regulate the Fringe Economy

 You can find the article on SSRN here, where you can also find this abstract:

The market for payday lenders, businesses that provide vehicle title loans, and other small-value financing players is rife with controversy. Some see them as predatory lenders that weave a web of never-ending debt designed to capture the weakest and most economically vulnerable of society. However, advocates of these financial institutions argue that for many Americans who are otherwise shut out of the conventional lending market, these players provide the only viable source of credit in times of economic hardship. Whatever the view, these businesses, their borrowers, and the credit markets that they together comprise are often referred to in legal and economic research and literature as the "fringe economy." And interestingly, aside from a patchwork of state law rules, this area of the financial services sector is fairly unregulated.


However, on Thursday, March 26, 2015 the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report outlining the agency's long heralded plans to impose nation-wide regulations on the fringe economy. The first part of this article gives an overview of the fringe economy, the types of services and products it provides, and gives a snapshot of existing, state-based regulations. The second part goes into the nuts and bolts of the proposed rules.

 

July 6, 2015 in Contract Profs, Recent Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

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RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 204 A Crib Sheet for Contracts Profs 
Victor P. Goldberg 
Columbia Law School 
2 158 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law of Obligations 
Andrew Burrows 
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law 
3 138 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation 
Eric A. Posner 
University of Chicago - Law School 
4 135 After the Revolution: An Empirical Study of Consumer Arbitration 
David Horton and Andrea Cann Chandrasekher 
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law 
5 134 Freedom to Tinker 
Pamela Samuelson 
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law 
6 133 Pluralistic Legal Theories: In Search of a Common Denominator 
Ronen Perry 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
7 119 Facilitating Incomplete Contracts 
Wendy Netter Epstein 
DePaul University - College of Law 
8 88 Reinterpreting the Status-Contract Divide: The Case of Fiduciaries 
Hanoch Dagan and Elizabeth S. Scott 
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law and Columbia University - Law School 
9 83 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Quest for Consumer Comprehension 
Lauren E. Willis 
Loyola Law School Los Angeles 
10 81 A Theory of Global Trade Law and the WTO 
Panagiotis Delimatsis 
Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) 

SSRN Top Downloads For LSN: Contracts (Topic)
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RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 242 Two Cheers for Corporate Experimentation: The A/B Illusion and the Virtues of Data-Driven Innovation 
Michelle N. Meyer 
Union Graduate College - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bioethics Program 
2 204 A Crib Sheet for Contracts Profs 
Victor P. Goldberg 
Columbia Law School 
3 158 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law of Obligations 
Andrew Burrows 
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law 
4 138 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation 
Eric A. Posner 
University of Chicago - Law School 
5 135 After the Revolution: An Empirical Study of Consumer Arbitration 
David Horton and Andrea Cann Chandrasekher 
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law 
6 133 Pluralistic Legal Theories: In Search of a Common Denominator 
Ronen Perry 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
7 119 Facilitating Incomplete Contracts 
Wendy Netter Epstein 
DePaul University - College of Law 
8 88 Reinterpreting the Status-Contract Divide: The Case of Fiduciaries 
Hanoch Dagan and Elizabeth S. Scott 
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law and Columbia University - Law School 
9 80 What We Know About Contract Law and Transacting in the Marketplace – A Review Essay 
John Gava 
Adelaide Law School 
Last Revised: 19 May 2015
10 77 Rethinking Promissory Estoppel 
Eric Alden 
Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law 

 

 

June 30, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

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RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 184 A Crib Sheet for Contracts Profs 
Victor P. Goldberg 
Columbia Law School 
2 180 The Validity of Restraints on Alienation in an Oil and Gas Lease 
Luke Meier and Rory M. Ryan 
Baylor University - Law School and Baylor University - Law School 
3 157 Lex Mercatoria 
Gralf-Peter Calliess 
University of Bremen - Faculty of Law 
4 150 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law of Obligations 
Andrew Burrows 
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
5 133 Freedom to Tinker 
Pamela Samuelson 
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law 
6 130 Pluralistic Legal Theories: In Search of a Common Denominator 
Ronen Perry 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
7 117 Facilitating Incomplete Contracts 
Wendy Netter Epstein 
DePaul University - College of Law 
8 107 After the Revolution: An Empirical Study of Consumer Arbitration 
David Horton and Andrea Cann Chandrasekher 
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law 
9 103 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation 
Eric A. Posner 
University of Chicago - Law School 
10 96 The Forum Selection Defense 
Stephen E. Sachs 
Duke University School of Law 

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1 216 Two Cheers for Corporate Experimentation: The A/B Illusion and the Virtues of Data-Driven Innovation 
Michelle N. Meyer 
Union Graduate College - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bioethics Program 
2 184 A Crib Sheet for Contracts Profs 
Victor P. Goldberg 
Columbia Law Schoo
3 157 Lex Mercatoria 
Gralf-Peter Calliess 
University of Bremen - Faculty of Law 
4 150 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law of Obligations 
Andrew Burrows 
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law 
5 130 Pluralistic Legal Theories: In Search of a Common Denominator 
Ronen Perry 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
6 117 Facilitating Incomplete Contracts 
Wendy Netter Epstein 
DePaul University - College of Law
7 107 After the Revolution: An Empirical Study of Consumer Arbitration 
David Horton and Andrea Cann Chandrasekher 
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law 
8 103 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation 
Eric A. Posner 
University of Chicago - Law School 
9 96 The Forum Selection Defense 
Stephen E. Sachs 
Duke University School of Law 
10 86 Reinterpreting the Status-Contract Divide: The Case of Fiduciaries 
Hanoch Dagan and Elizabeth S. Scott 
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law and Columbia University - Law School 

June 24, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Monday, June 22, 2015

New Scholarship from Jeff Lipshaw

JlipshawFriend of the blog, Jeff Lipshaw (Suffolk Law) has a new article available for download on SSRN.

Here is the abstract:

This essay is a reflection on the gap between the real-life practice of contract law and some of the academic theory that tries to explain it. I define “lexical opportunism” as an adversary’s clever lawyering, using contractual text of a complex business arrangement, ironically as devoid of thoughtful drafting or close negotiation as the boilerplate in a consumer contract, but which, when turned into a legal theory, creates a potential for staggering liability beyond all common sense. A multi-billion lawsuit, recently settled, serves as an example, and triggers my discussion of (a) what it means to engage in theoretical assessment in contract law, (b) how the justification of contract law by way of inhibiting economic opportunism is based on the simplest examples, rather than the kind of contract discourse found in any real-world contract worth spending millions to litigate, and (c) how normative theory based on upholding the moral sanctity of promise keeping evaporates when the parties disagree about the meaning of their promises. I argue that both economic and moral theories about contract law fail to account for issues in the use of language and depend on the naïve adoption of the correspondence theory of truth. The nature of language permits opportunism, and the only check on it is the desire, from whatever motivation, not to be opportunistic. I conclude with what I hope are some constructive thoughts about the appropriate use of theory in lawyering, and thereby mitigate my skepticism whether any single theory or discipline is capable of meaningful explanation or prediction about lexical opportunism.

 

June 22, 2015 in Contract Profs, Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

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1 210 M&A Contracts: Purposes, Types, Regulation, and Patterns of Practice 
John C. Coates, IV 
Harvard Law School 
2 175 The Validity of Restraints on Alienation in an Oil and Gas Lease 
Luke Meier and Rory M. Ryan 
Baylor University - Law School and Baylor University - Law School 
3 143 Lex Mercatoria 
Gralf-Peter Calliess 
University of Bremen - Faculty of Law 
4 129 A Crib Sheet for Contracts Profs 
Victor P. Goldberg 
Columbia Law School 
5 120 Freedom to Tinker 
Pamela Samuelson 
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law 
6 119 Pluralistic Legal Theories: In Search of a Common Denominator 
Ronen Perry 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
7 103 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law of Obligations 
Andrew Burrows 
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law 
8 97 Facilitating Incomplete Contracts 
Wendy Netter Epstein 
DePaul University - College of Law 
9 89 The Forum Selection Defense 
Stephen E. Sachs 
Duke University School of Law 
10 75 Online Consumer Contracts: No One Reads, But Does Anyone Care? 
Shmuel I. Becher and Tal Zarsky 
College of Management (Israel) - School of Law and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 

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RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 143 Lex Mercatoria 
Gralf-Peter Calliess 
University of Bremen - Faculty of Law 
2 129 A Crib Sheet for Contracts Profs 
Victor P. Goldberg 
Columbia Law School 
3 119 Pluralistic Legal Theories: In Search of a Common Denominator 
Ronen Perry 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
4 103 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law of Obligations 
Andrew Burrows 
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law 
5 97 Facilitating Incomplete Contracts 
Wendy Netter Epstein 
DePaul University - College of Law
6 89 The Forum Selection Defense 
Stephen E. Sachs 
Duke University School of Law 
7 86 Two Cheers for Corporate Experimentation: The A/B Illusion and the Virtues of Data-Driven Innovation 
Michelle N. Meyer 
Union Graduate College - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bioethics Program 
8 75 Online Consumer Contracts: No One Reads, But Does Anyone Care? 
Shmuel I. Becher and Tal Zarsky 
College of Management (Israel) - School of Law and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
9 68 Rethinking Promissory Estoppel 
Eric Alden 
Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law 
10 71 What We Know About Contract Law and Transacting in the Marketplace – A Review Essay 
John Gava 
Adelaide Law School 

 

 

June 9, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

SSRNSSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal
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RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 269 Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche 
Damien Geradin 
George Mason University School of LawTilburg University - Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) 
2 200 M&A Contracts: Purposes, Types, Regulation, and Patterns of Practice 
John C. Coates, IV 
Harvard Law School 
3 167 The Validity of Restraints on Alienation in an Oil and Gas Lease 
Luke Meier and Rory M. Ryan 
Baylor University - Law School and Baylor University - Law School 
4 134 Lex Mercatoria 
Gralf-Peter Calliess 
University of Bremen - Faculty of Law 
5 116 Private Lenders’ Demand for Audit 
Richard BaylisPete BurnapMark ClatworthyMahmoud Gad and Christopher K. M. Pong 
Cardiff Business School, University of Wales System - Cardiff University, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance and Heriot-Watt University - School of Management and Languages 
6 115 A Crib Sheet for Contracts Profs 
Victor P. Goldberg 
Columbia Law School 
7 114 Pluralistic Legal Theories: In Search of a Common Denominator 
Ronen Perry 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
8 114 Freedom to Tinker 
Pamela Samuelson 
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law 
9 98 Other People's Contracts 
Aditi Bagchi 
Fordham University School of Law 
10 89 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law of Obligations 
Andrew Burrows 
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law 

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

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 134 Lex Mercatoria 
Gralf-Peter Calliess 
University of Bremen - Faculty of Law 
2 116 Private Lenders’ Demand for Audit 
Richard BaylisPete BurnapMark ClatworthyMahmoud Gad and Christopher K. M. Pong 
Cardiff Business School, University of Wales System - Cardiff University, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance and Heriot-Watt University - School of Management and Languages 
3 115 A Crib Sheet for Contracts Profs 
Victor P. Goldberg 
Columbia Law School 
4 114 Pluralistic Legal Theories: In Search of a Common Denominator 
Ronen Perry 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
5 98 Other People's Contracts 
Aditi Bagchi 
Fordham University School of Law
6 89 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law of Obligations 
Andrew Burrows 
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law 
7 87 The Forum Selection Defense 
Stephen E. Sachs 
Duke University School of Law 
8 82 Facilitating Incomplete Contracts 
Wendy Netter Epstein 
DePaul University - College of Law 
9 75 Two Cheers for Corporate Experimentation: The A/B Illusion and the Virtues of Data-Driven Innovation 
Michelle N. Meyer 
Union Graduate College - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bioethics Program 
Date posted to database: 14 May 2015 
Last Revised: 14 May 2015
10 73 Online Consumer Contracts: No One Reads, But Does Anyone Care? 
Shmuel I. Becher and Tal Zarsky 
College of Management (Israel) - School of Law and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 

June 2, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

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

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 258 Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche 
Damien Geradin 
George Mason University School of LawTilburg University - Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) 
2 191 M&A Contracts: Purposes, Types, Regulation, and Patterns of Practice 
John C. Coates, IV 
Harvard Law School 
3 158 The Validity of Restraints on Alienation in an Oil and Gas Lease 
Luke Meier and Rory M. Ryan 
Baylor University - Law School and Baylor University - Law School 
4 119 Lex Mercatoria 
Gralf-Peter Calliess 
University of Bremen - Faculty of Law 
5 115 Private Lenders’ Demand for Audit 
Richard BaylisPete BurnapMark ClatworthyMahmoud Gad and Christopher K. M. Pong 
Cardiff Business School, University of Wales System - Cardiff University, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance and Heriot-Watt University - School of Management and Languages 
6 112 Judicial Deregulation of Consumer Markets 
Max N. Helveston 
DePaul University - College of Law 
7 103 Pluralistic Legal Theories: In Search of a Common Denominator 
Ronen Perry 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
8 101 Freedom to Tinker 
Pamela Samuelson 
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law 
9 96 Other People's Contracts 
Aditi Bagchi 
Fordham University School of Law
10 84 The Forum Selection Defense 
Stephen E. Sachs 
Duke University School of Law 

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RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 119 Lex Mercatoria 
Gralf-Peter Calliess 
University of Bremen - Faculty of Law 
2 115 Private Lenders’ Demand for Audit 
Richard BaylisPete BurnapMark ClatworthyMahmoud Gad and Christopher K. M. Pong 
Cardiff Business School, University of Wales System - Cardiff University, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance and Heriot-Watt University - School of Management and Languages 
3 112 Judicial Deregulation of Consumer Markets 
Max N. Helveston 
DePaul University - College of Law 
4 103 Pluralistic Legal Theories: In Search of a Common Denominator 
Ronen Perry 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
5 96 Other People's Contracts 
Aditi Bagchi 
Fordham University School of Law 
6 84 The Forum Selection Defense 
Stephen E. Sachs 
Duke University School of Law 
7 80 A Crib Sheet for Contracts Profs 
Victor P. Goldberg 
Columbia Law School 
8 69 Online Consumer Contracts: No One Reads, But Does Anyone Care? 
Shmuel I. Becher and Tal Zarsky 
College of Management (Israel) - School of Law and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
9 62 Two Cheers for Corporate Experimentation: The A/B Illusion and the Virtues of Data-Driven Innovation 
Michelle N. Meyer 
Union Graduate College - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bioethics Program 
10 52 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law of Obligations 
Andrew Burrows 
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law 

 

May 26, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

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

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 385 Hello Barbie: First They Will Monitor You, Then They Will Discriminate Against You. Perfectly 
Irina D. Manta and David S. Olson 
Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law and Boston College Law School
2 237 Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche 
Damien Geradin 
George Mason University School of LawTilburg University - Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) 
3 187 M&A Contracts: Purposes, Types, Regulation, and Patterns of Practice 
John C. Coates, IV 
Harvard Law School 
4 151 The Validity of Restraints on Alienation in an Oil and Gas Lease 
Luke Meier and Rory M. Ryan 
Baylor University - Law School and Baylor University - Law School 
5 109 Private Lenders’ Demand for Audit 
Richard BaylisPete BurnapMark ClatworthyMahmoud Gad and Christopher K. M. Pong 
Cardiff Business School, University of Wales System - Cardiff University, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance and Heriot-Watt University - School of Management and Languages 
6 109 Judicial Deregulation of Consumer Markets 
Max N. Helveston 
DePaul University - College of Law 
7 108 Lex Mercatoria 
Gralf-Peter Calliess 
University of Bremen - Faculty of Law 
8 92 Pluralistic Legal Theories: In Search of a Common Denominator 
Ronen Perry 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
9 91 Other People's Contracts 
Aditi Bagchi 
Fordham University School of Law 
10 85

Social Justice, Social Norms and the Governance of Social Media 
Tal Zarsky 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 

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RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 109 Private Lenders’ Demand for Audit 
Richard BaylisPete BurnapMark ClatworthyMahmoud Gad and Christopher K. M. Pong 
Cardiff Business School, University of Wales System - Cardiff University, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance and Heriot-Watt University - School of Management and Languages 
2 109 Judicial Deregulation of Consumer Markets 
Max N. Helveston 
DePaul University - College of Law 
3 108 Lex Mercatoria 
Gralf-Peter Calliess 
University of Bremen - Faculty of Law 
4 92 Pluralistic Legal Theories: In Search of a Common Denominator 
Ronen Perry 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
5 91 Other People's Contracts 
Aditi Bagchi 
Fordham University School of Law 
6 85 Social Justice, Social Norms and the Governance of Social Media 
Tal Zarsky 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
7 78 The Forum Selection Defense 
Stephen E. Sachs 
Duke University School of Law 
8 67 Online Consumer Contracts: No One Reads, But Does Anyone Care? 
Shmuel I. Becher and Tal Zarsky 
College of Management (Israel) - School of Law and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
9 64 A Crib Sheet for Contracts Profs 
Victor P. Goldberg 
Columbia Law School 
10 49 Two Cheers for Corporate Experimentation: The A/B Illusion and the Virtues of Data-Driven Innovation 
Michelle N. Meyer 
Union Graduate College - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bioethics Program 

 

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Opportunity to Contribute to Contracts in the Real World, 2d Ed.

Cunningham_2009Larry Cunningham of George Washington Law School (pictured) is preparing the second edition of his book, Contracts in the Real World.  You may remember the first edition from prior posts such as  the online symposium that we cross-posted here in 2012.

Larry is turning to the market to get ideas for the next edition.  Via his twitter feed, he is now offering a copy of Contracts in the Real World to those who suggest a story that is chosen for inclusion in the next edition.  More details on the book are at Cambridge University's webpage.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

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1 373 Hello Barbie: First They Will Monitor You, Then They Will Discriminate Against You. Perfectly 
Irina D. Manta and David S. Olson 
Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law and Boston College Law School 
2 229 Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche 
Damien Geradin 
George Mason University School of LawTilburg University - Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) 
3 173 M&A Contracts: Purposes, Types, Regulation, and Patterns of Practice 
John C. Coates, IV 
Harvard Law School 
4 134 The Validity of Restraints on Alienation in an Oil and Gas Lease 
Luke Meier and Rory M. Ryan 
Baylor University - Law School and Baylor University - Law School 
5 103 Judicial Deregulation of Consumer Markets 
Max N. Helveston 
DePaul University - College of Law 
6 102 Antitrust Arbitration and Merger Approval 
Mark A. Lemley and Christopher R. Leslie 
Stanford Law School and University of California, Irvine School of Law 
7 101 Lex Mercatoria 
Gralf-Peter Calliess 
University of Bremen - Faculty of Law 
8 100 Private Lenders’ Demand for Audit 
Richard BaylisPete BurnapMark ClatworthyMahmoud Gad and Christopher K. M. Pong 
Cardiff Business School, University of Wales System - Cardiff University, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance and Heriot-Watt University - School of Management and Languages 
9 83 Other People's Contracts 
Aditi Bagchi 
Fordham University School of Law 
10 78 Social Justice, Social Norms and the Governance of Social Media 
Tal Zarsky 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 

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1 103 Judicial Deregulation of Consumer Markets 
Max N. Helveston 
DePaul University - College of Law 
2 102 Antitrust Arbitration and Merger Approval 
Mark A. Lemley and Christopher R. Leslie 
Stanford Law School and University of California, Irvine School of Law 
3 101 Lex Mercatoria 
Gralf-Peter Calliess 
University of Bremen - Faculty of Law 
4 100 Private Lenders’ Demand for Audit 
Richard BaylisPete BurnapMark ClatworthyMahmoud Gad and Christopher K. M. Pong 
Cardiff Business School, University of Wales System - Cardiff University, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance and Heriot-Watt University - School of Management and Languages 
5 83 Other People's Contracts 
Aditi Bagchi 
Fordham University School of Law 
6 78 Social Justice, Social Norms and the Governance of Social Media 
Tal Zarsky 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
7 77 The Forum Selection Defense 
Stephen E. Sachs 
Duke University School of Law 
8 69 Pluralistic Legal Theories: In Search of a Common Denominator 
Ronen Perry 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
9 67 Shareholder Litigation by Contract 
Verity Winship 
University of Illinois College of Law 
10 59 Online Consumer Contracts: No One Reads, But Does Anyone Care? 
Shmuel I. Becher and Tal Zarsky 
College of Management (Israel) - School of Law and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 

 

 

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

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RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 365 Hello Barbie: First They Will Monitor You, Then They Will Discriminate Against You. Perfectly 
Irina D. Manta and David S. Olson 
Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law and Boston College Law School 
2 217 Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche 
Damien Geradin 
George Mason University School of LawTilburg University - Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) 
3 156 M&A Contracts: Purposes, Types, Regulation, and Patterns of Practice 
John C. Coates, IV 
Harvard Law School 
4 103 Judicial Deregulation of Consumer Markets 
Max N. Helveston 
DePaul University - College of Law 
5 100 Manufactured Consent: The Problem of Arbitration Clauses in Corporate Charters and Bylaws 
Ann M Lipton 
Duke University School of Law 
6 99 Antitrust Arbitration and Merger Approval 
Mark A. Lemley and Christopher R. Leslie 
Stanford Law School and University of California, Irvine School of Law 
7 96 Private Lenders’ Demand for Audit 
Richard BaylisPete BurnapMark ClatworthyMahmoud Gad and Christopher K. M. Pong 
Cardiff Business School, University of Wales System - Cardiff University, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance and Heriot-Watt University - School of Management and Languages 
8 84 The Validity of Restraints on Alienation in an Oil and Gas Lease 
Luke Meier and Rory M. Ryan 
Baylor University - Law School and Baylor University - Law School 
9 80 Other People's Contracts 
Aditi Bagchi 
Fordham University School of Law 
10 75 Social Justice, Social Norms and the Governance of Social Media 
Tal Zarsky 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 

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1 103 Judicial Deregulation of Consumer Markets 
Max N. Helveston 
DePaul University - College of Law 
2 100 Manufactured Consent: The Problem of Arbitration Clauses in Corporate Charters and Bylaws 
Ann M Lipton 
Duke University School of Law 
3 99 Antitrust Arbitration and Merger Approval 
Mark A. Lemley and Christopher R. Leslie 
Stanford Law School and University of California, Irvine School of Law 
4 96 Private Lenders’ Demand for Audit 
Richard BaylisPete BurnapMark ClatworthyMahmoud Gad and Christopher K. M. Pong 
Cardiff Business School, University of Wales System - Cardiff University, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance and Heriot-Watt University - School of Management and Languages 
5 80 Other People's Contracts 
Aditi Bagchi 
Fordham University School of Law 
6 75 Social Justice, Social Norms and the Governance of Social Media 
Tal Zarsky 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 
7 68 The Forum Selection Defense 
Stephen E. Sachs 
Duke University School of Law 
8 64 Shareholder Litigation by Contract 
Verity Winship 
University of Illinois College of Law 
9 63 Lex Mercatoria 
Gralf-Peter Calliess 
University of Bremen - Faculty of Law 
10 59 Contractually Adopted Fiduciary Duty 
D. Gordon Smith 
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School 

 

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Another Transparency Issue: Conditional Merit-Based Scholarships

ScholarOne of the ways in which law schools are allegedly inadequately transparent is in the award of merit scholarships conditional on the students’ achievement of a certain grade point average (GPA), usually 3.0, in law school.  The New York Times set the ball rolling back in 2011, with this article about a law student who lost her scholarship when she only managed a 2.967 GPA.  Law school critics allege that such conditional merit scholarships are a “bait and switch.”  It is an odd claim.  Law schools offer conditional merit scholarships for the same reasons colleges offer them, and there are no claims that the terms of the scholarship are unclear.  Why are law students assumed to be incapable of looking into standard grade normalizations curves for the first year? 

The real mystery is why conditional scholarships for law students come in for so much criticism when they seem to be generally regarded as valuable and successful on the undergraduate level.   The scholarships are, as their name suggests, conditional, and it would be completely unreasonable to continue to grant students merit scholarships when their performance in law school has been disappointing.  Students who lose their merit scholarship have gotten their first year of legal education for free, so what is their harm?  I think the claim for harm is derivative of the larger (and largely baseless) claim that law schools do not benefit their students.

 The Critique

Jerry Organ published an interesting article criticizing competitive scholarships and recommending best practices for the law schools that use them, including better disclosure of scholarship retention rates.  Law School Transparency proposed a new ABA standard that would require all law schools to publish on their websites data about the percentage of students who were able to retain their scholarships after the first year.  

As readers of this blog should know, disclosure is no panacea.  Professor Organ was able to find information about how scholarships work at 160 law schools.  That means that the information was out there.  Since Professor Organ was able to gather information about 160 law schools, it should not be difficult for students to gather relevant information about the one law school that they are considering attending.  Many students can find their law school’s curve by looking on Wikipedia.   Since a lot rides on the decision, one would expect students to investigate, especially since the investigation might not take more than a few mouse clicks.

If law schools were more aggressive and sat down with students offered conditional scholarships and walked them all through the statistics, would anything change?  Would a student choose not to go to law school because she had been told that there was a 50/50 chance that she would lose her scholarship after year 1?  I doubt it.  She would feel confident that she would be one of the successful students and, even if not, she would still have enjoyed a year’s free tuition.

 

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal
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RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 361 Hello Barbie: First They Will Monitor You, Then They Will Discriminate Against You. Perfectly. 
Irina D. Manta and David S. Olson 
Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law and Boston College Law School 
2 260 The Choice-of-Law Revolution Fifty Years after Currie: An End and a Beginning 
Symeon C. Symeonides 
Willamette University - College of Law 
3 179 Contract as Empowerment 
Robin Bradley Kar 
University of Illinois College of Law 
4 174 The Aesthetics of Contract Theory 
Efi Zemach and Omri Ben-Zvi 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law 
5 141 Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche 
Damien Geradin 
George Mason University School of LawTilburg University - Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) 
6 116 Insider Trading in Commodities Markets 
Andrew Verstein 
Wake Forest University School of Law 
7 114 M&A Contracts: Purposes, Types, Regulation, and Patterns of Practice 
John C. Coates, IV 
Harvard Law School 
8 101 Judicial Deregulation of Consumer Markets 
Max N. Helveston 
DePaul University - College of Law 
9 99 A Fuller Understanding of Contractual Commitment 
Zev J. Eigen and David A. Hoffman 
Northwestern University School of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law 
10 94 Antitrust Arbitration and Merger Approval 
Mark A. Lemley and Christopher R. Leslie 
Stanford Law School and University of California, Irvine School of Law 

SSRN Top Downloads For LSN: Contracts (Topic)
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RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 260 The Choice-of-Law Revolution Fifty Years after Currie: An End and a Beginning 
Symeon C. Symeonides 
Willamette University - College of Law 
2 179 Contract as Empowerment 
Robin Bradley Kar 
University of Illinois College of Law 
3 174 The Aesthetics of Contract Theory 
Efi Zemach and Omri Ben-Zvi 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law 
4 101 Judicial Deregulation of Consumer Markets 
Max N. Helveston 
DePaul University - College of Law 
5 99 A Fuller Understanding of Contractual Commitment 
Zev J. Eigen and David A. Hoffman 
Northwestern University School of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law 
6 94 Antitrust Arbitration and Merger Approval 
Mark A. Lemley and Christopher R. Leslie 
Stanford Law School and University of California, Irvine School of Law 
7 92 Manufactured Consent: The Problem of Arbitration Clauses in Corporate Charters and Bylaws 
Ann M Lipton 
Duke University School of Law 
8 90 Private Lenders’ Demand for Audit 
Richard BaylisPete BurnapMark ClatworthyMahmoud Gad and Christopher K. M. Pong 
Cardiff Business School, University of Wales System - Cardiff University, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Bristol, Department of Accounting and Finance and Heriot-Watt University - School of Management and Languages 
9 76 Other People's Contracts 
Aditi Bagchi 
Fordham University School of Law 
10 70 Social Justice, Social Norms and the Governance of Social Media 
Tal Zarsky 
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law 

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

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1 456 Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings: A General Solution to the Puzzles of Contractual Duress, Unconstitutional Conditions, and Blackmail 
Einer Elhauge 
Harvard Law School 
2 356 Hello Barbie: First They Will Monitor You, Then They Will Discriminate Against You. Perfectly. 
Irina D. Manta and David S. Olson 
Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law and Boston College Law School 
3 255 The Choice-of-Law Revolution Fifty Years after Currie: An End and a Beginning 
Symeon C. Symeonides 
Willamette University - College of Law 
4 177 Contract as Empowerment 
Robin Bradley Kar 
University of Illinois College of Law 
5 170 The Aesthetics of Contract Theory 
Efi Zemach and Omri Ben-Zvi 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law 
6 129 Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche 
Damien Geradin 
George Mason University School of LawTilburg University - Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) 
7 125 The Future of Contract Law in Europe 
Jan M. Smits 
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) 
8 113 Insider Trading in Commodities Markets 
Andrew Verstein 
Wake Forest University School of Law 
9 97 Judicial Deregulation of Consumer Markets 
Max N. Helveston 
DePaul University - College of Law 
10 95 A Fuller Understanding of Contractual Commitment 
Zev J. Eigen and David A. Hoffman 
Northwestern University School of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law 

SSRN Top Downloads For LSN: Contracts (Topic)
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RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 456 Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings: A General Solution to the Puzzles of Contractual Duress, Unconstitutional Conditions, and Blackmail 
Einer Elhauge 
Harvard Law School 
2 255 The Choice-of-Law Revolution Fifty Years after Currie: An End and a Beginning 
Symeon C. Symeonides 
Willamette University - College of Law 
3 177 Contract as Empowerment 
Robin Bradley Kar 
University of Illinois College of Law 
4 169 The Aesthetics of Contract Theory 
Efi Zemach and Omri Ben-Zvi 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law 
5 125 When Faith Falls Short: Bankruptcy Decisions of Churches 
Pamela Foohey 
Indiana University Maurer School of Law 
6 125 The Future of Contract Law in Europe 
Jan M. Smits 
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) 
7 97 Judicial Deregulation of Consumer Markets 
Max N. Helveston 
DePaul University - College of Law 
8 95 A Fuller Understanding of Contractual Commitment 
Zev J. Eigen and David A. Hoffman 
Northwestern University School of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law 
Date posted to database: 22 Feb 2015 
Last Revised: 16 Mar 2015
9 94 Antitrust Arbitration and Merger Approval 
Mark A. Lemley and Christopher R. Leslie 
Stanford Law School and University of California, Irvine School of Law 
10 88 Manufactured Consent: The Problem of Arbitration Clauses in Corporate Charters and Bylaws 
Ann M Lipton 
Duke University School of Law

 

April 21, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

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1 434 Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings: A General Solution to the Puzzles of Contractual Duress, Unconstitutional Conditions, and Blackmail 
Einer Elhauge 
Harvard Law School 
2 355 Hello Barbie: First They Will Monitor You, Then They Will Discriminate Against You. Perfectly. 
Irina D. Manta and David S. Olson 
Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law and Boston College Law School 
3 239 The Choice-of-Law Revolution Fifty Years after Currie: An End and a Beginning 
Symeon C. Symeonides 
Willamette University - College of Law 
4 173 Contract as Empowerment 
Robin Bradley Kar 
University of Illinois College of Law 
5 163 The Aesthetics of Contract Theory 
Efi Zemach and Omri Ben-Zvi 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law 
6 121 The Future of Contract Law in Europe 
Jan M. Smits 
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) 
7 113 Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche 
Damien Geradin 
George Mason University School of LawTilburg University - Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) 
8 108 Insider Trading in Commodities Markets 
Andrew Verstein 
Wake Forest University School of Law 
9 96 Judicial Deregulation of Consumer Markets 
Max N. Helveston 
DePaul University - College of Law 
10 95 A Fuller Understanding of Contractual Commitment 
Zev J. Eigen and David A. Hoffman 
Northwestern University School of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law 

SSRN Top Downloads For LSN: Contracts (Topic) 
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RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 434 Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings: A General Solution to the Puzzles of Contractual Duress, Unconstitutional Conditions, and Blackmail 
Einer Elhauge 
Harvard Law School 
2 239 The Choice-of-Law Revolution Fifty Years after Currie: An End and a Beginning 
Symeon C. Symeonides 
Willamette University - College of Law 
3 173 Contract as Empowerment 
Robin Bradley Kar 
University of Illinois College of Law 
4 163 The Aesthetics of Contract Theory 
Efi Zemach and Omri Ben-Zvi 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law 
5 123 When Faith Falls Short: Bankruptcy Decisions of Churches 
Pamela Foohey 
Indiana University Maurer School of Law 
6 121 The Future of Contract Law in Europe 
Jan M. Smits 
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) 
7 96 Judicial Deregulation of Consumer Markets 
Max N. Helveston 
DePaul University - College of Law 
8 95 A Fuller Understanding of Contractual Commitment 
Zev J. Eigen and David A. Hoffman 
Northwestern University School of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law 
9 86 Antitrust Arbitration and Merger Approval 
Mark A. Lemley and Christopher R. Leslie 
Stanford Law School and University of California, Irvine School of Law 
10 82 Manufactured Consent: The Problem of Arbitration Clauses in Corporate Charters and Bylaws 
Ann M Lipton 
Duke University School of Law 

 

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