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University of South Dakota School of Law

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)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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September 29, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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September 22, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

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September 10, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Friday, September 4, 2015

Martha Ertman at the Faculty Lounge

ErtmanI just noticed that Martha Ertman (pictured) will be a guest blogger at The Faculty Lounge.  As the introductory post notes,

Her new book is  Love’s Promises: How Formal & Informal Contracts Shape All Kinds of Families.  More broadly, she rights about the role of contracts in intimate relationships.   Here full cv is here

We look forward to seeking lots of great posts on contracts law in the Lounge.

September 4, 2015 in Contract Profs, Recent Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New in Print: Hastings Law Journal Special Issue for Charles L. Knapp

Last year, Hastings Law hosted a conference in honor of Charles L. Knapp.  The proceedings of that conference are now in print.  Abstracts can be found here on the Hastings Law Journal homepage.

Hastings-Law-Journal
Contract Law Present and Future: A Symposium to Honor Professor Charles L. Knapp on Fifty Years of Teaching Law

Harry G. Prince

Volume 66, Issue 4, 871-878

Full Article

HLJ IssueCasebooks and the Future of Contracts Pedagogy

Carol L. Chomsky

Volume 66, Issue 4, 879-898

Full Article

Under the Sun: Casebooks and the Future of Contracts Teaching

Thomas W. Joo

Volume 66, Issue 4, 899-914

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“Contraps”

William J. Woodward, Jr.

Volume 66, Issue 4, 915-936

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The Duty of Good Faith: A Perspective on Contemporary Contract Law

Jay M. Feinman

Volume 66, Issue 4, 937-950

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Sketches of a Redemptive Theory of Contract Law

Emily M.S. Houh

Volume 66, Issue 4, 951-970

Full Article

Contract as Evil

Peter Linzer

Volume 66, Issue 4, 971-1010

 

Full Article

Curing the Infirmities of the Unconscionability Doctrine

Hazel Glenn Beh

Volume 66, Issue 4, 1011-1046

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Contractual Indescendibility

David Horton

Volume 66, Issue 4, 1047-1082

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Is There a “Duty to Read”?

Charles L. Knapp

Volume 66, Issue 4, 1083-1112

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September 2, 2015 in Conferences, Contract Profs, Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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September 1, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

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Eyal Zamir 
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Kurt M. Saunders and Leonard Rymsza 
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August 25, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Forthcoming Scholarship from Your Blog Editors

Nancy_kim Telman2Nancy S. Kim and I have an article, Internet Giants as Quasi-Governmental Actors and the Limits of Contractual Consent, forthcoming in the Missouri Law Review, and that journal has been kind enough to feature our abstract on their homepage.  

We look forward to seeing this one in print, and as usual the work has improved throughout the editing process, but if you can't wait for the final version, a draft is still up on SSRN.

Or, if you want the elevator speech, you can watch this video.

 

August 18, 2015 in About this Blog, Recent Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

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Date posted to database: 26 Jun 2015 
Last Revised: 26 Jun 2015
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August 18, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

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1 210 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation 
Eric A. Posner 
University of Chicago - Law School 
2 125 Controlling Shareholder's Long-Term Commitment Through Private Benefits of Control 
Albert H. Choi 
University of Virginia School of Law 
3 124 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 
4 114 Common Law Values: The Role of Party Autonomy in Private Law 
Sarah Worthington 
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law 
5 106 Overcoming the Knowledge Problem in Behavioral Law and Economics: Uncertainty, Decision Theory, and Autonomy 
Philipp Hacker 
Humboldt University of Berlin 
6 105 Legal Aspects of Subordinated Debt Instruments 
Vinod Kothari 
Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Management 
7 104 Lexical Opportunism and the Limits of Contract Theory 
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw 
Suffolk University Law School 
8 99 The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions 
Gilles Cuniberti 
Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance 
9 95 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 82 A Comprehensive Theory of Civil Settlement 
J.J. Prescott and Kathryn E. Spier 
University of Michigan Law School and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty 

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1 210 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation 
Eric A. Posner 
University of Chicago - Law School 
2 124 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 
3 114 Common Law Values: The Role of Party Autonomy in Private Law 
Sarah Worthington 
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law 
4 104 Lexical Opportunism and the Limits of Contract Theory 
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw 
Suffolk University Law School 
5 99 The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions 
Gilles Cuniberti 
Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance 
6 95 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 82 A Comprehensive Theory of Civil Settlement 
J.J. Prescott and Kathryn E. Spier 
University of Michigan Law School and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty 
8 80 The Ties That Bind: LLC Operating Agreements as Binding Commitments 
Joan MacLeod Heminway 
University of Tennessee College of Law 
9 78 A Quick Fix? Credit Repair in Australia 
Paul AliLucinda O'Brien and Ian Ramsay 
University of Melbourne - Law School, Melbourne Law School and University of Melbourne - Law School 
10 75 צדק פרוצדורלי וצדק מהותי בדיני חוזים: עושק וכפייה כמקרי מבחן
(Procedural and Substantive Fairness in Contract Law: Exploitation and Duress as Test Cases)
 
Eyal Zamir 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law 

August 11, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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1 201 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation 
Eric A. Posner 
University of Chicago - Law School 
2 157 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 
3 123 Controlling Shareholder's Long-Term Commitment Through Private Benefits of Control 
Albert H. Choi 
University of Virginia School of Law 
4 118 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 
5 109 Common Law Values: The Role of Party Autonomy in Private Law 
Sarah Worthington 
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law 
6 102 Lexical Opportunism and the Limits of Contract Theory 
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw 
Suffolk University Law School 
7 99 Legal Aspects of Subordinated Debt Instruments 
Vinod Kothari 
Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Management 
8 95 The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions 
Gilles Cuniberti 
Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance 
9 94 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 91 Overcoming the Knowledge Problem in Behavioral Law and Economics: Uncertainty, Decision Theory, and Autonomy 
Philipp Hacker 
Humboldt University of Berlin 

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1 201 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation 
Eric A. Posner 
University of Chicago - Law School 
2 157 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 
3 118 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 
4 109 Common Law Values: The Role of Party Autonomy in Private Law 
Sarah Worthington 
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law 
5 102 Lexical Opportunism and the Limits of Contract Theory 
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw 
Suffolk University Law School 
6 95 The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions 
Gilles Cuniberti 
Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance 
7 94 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 77 The Ties That Bind: LLC Operating Agreements as Binding Commitments 
Joan MacLeod Heminway 
University of Tennessee College of Law 
9 75 A Comprehensive Theory of Civil Settlement 
J.J. Prescott and Kathryn E. Spier 
University of Michigan Law School and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty 
10 74 צדק פרוצדורלי וצדק מהותי בדיני חוזים: עושק וכפייה כמקרי מבחן
(Procedural and Substantive Fairness in Contract Law: Exploitation and Duress as Test Cases)
 
Eyal Zamir 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law 

 

 

August 4, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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1 189 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation 
Eric A. Posner 
University of Chicago - Law School 
2 155 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 
3 118 Controlling Shareholder's Long-Term Commitment Through Private Benefits of Control 
Albert H. Choi 
University of Virginia School of Law 
4 115 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 
5 104 Common Law Values: The Role of Party Autonomy in Private Law 
Sarah Worthington 
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law 
6 100 Lexical Opportunism and the Limits of Contract Theory 
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw 
Suffolk University Law School 
7 98 Legal Aspects of Subordinated Debt Instruments 
Vinod Kothari 
Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Management 
8 94 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 The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions 
Gilles Cuniberti 
Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance 
10 72 Overcoming the Knowledge Problem in Behavioral Law and Economics: Uncertainty, Decision Theory, and Autonomy 
Philipp Hacker 
Humboldt University of Berlin 

SSRN Top Downloads For LSN: Contracts (Topic)
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RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 189 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation 
Eric A. Posner 
University of Chicago - Law School 
2 155 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 
3 115 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 
4 104 Common Law Values: The Role of Party Autonomy in Private Law 
Sarah Worthington 
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law 
5 100 Lexical Opportunism and the Limits of Contract Theory 
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw 
Suffolk University Law School 
6 94 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 87 The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions 
Gilles Cuniberti 
Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance 
8 76 The Ties That Bind: LLC Operating Agreements as Binding Commitments 
Joan MacLeod Heminway 
University of Tennessee College of Law 
9 70 צדק פרוצדורלי וצדק מהותי בדיני חוזים: עושק וכפייה כמקרי מבחן
(Procedural and Substantive Fairness in Contract Law: Exploitation and Duress as Test Cases)
 
Eyal Zamir 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law 
10 67 Contract Formation and Performance Under the UCC and CISG: A Comparative Case Study 
Kurt M. Saunders and Leonard Rymsza 
California State University, Northridge and California State University, Northridge - Department of Business Law 

 

July 28, 2015 in Recent Scholarship | Permalink

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

 

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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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)
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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

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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

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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)