Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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The Twelfth International Conference on Contracts kicks off this Friday! This year's model of ContractProf Blog's favorite conference, better known as KCON, will be held at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, and yours truly will be blogging from the event. While I hesitate to promise true live blogging, I'm confident--having recently taught my 1Ls the concept of quasi-contractual obligations--that "quasi-live blogging" is well within the realm of possibility. I look forward to the fun and quality time with our readers and colleagues this weekend.
Below, for your reading pleasure, is the final schedule for the second day of the conference. The first day's schedule is posted here. Day two highlights include the keynote address, "Enhancing Moral Relationships Through Strict Liability," delivered by Seana Shiffrin, Professor of Philosophy, UCLA & Pete Kameron Professor of Law & Social Justice, UCLA Law School.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast (3rd Floor Lobby)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Panel Session 5
Contract Law: Looking Toward Asia (BW 390)
Mindy Chen-Wishart, Oxford University
Moderator: Tan Zhong Xing, National University of Singapore
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break (3rd Floor Lobby)
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Panel Session 6
Theorizing Contract Law (BW 390)
Eli Bukspan, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Radzyner Law School "Direct Incidence of Human Rights in the Private Sphere: Contract Law as the Missing Link"
Peter Gerhart, Case Western Reserve University School of Law "Promises and Obligations"
Enrique Guerra-Pujol, University of Central Florida, College of Business Administration "Illegal/Immoral Promises"
Nathan Oman, William & Mary Law School "The Dignity of Commerce: Markets and the Moral Foundations of Contract Law"
Moderator: Carol Sanger, Columbia Law School
Empirical Approaches (BW 370)
Gaston De Los Reyes, The George Washington University School of Business "Not From Guile But From Entitlement: Lawful Opportunism Haunts the Cracks in Contracts"
Colin Marks, St. Mary’s University School of Law "Online Terms and Conditions"
Christopher Odinet, Southern University Law Center "Bitcredit"
Moderator: Michael Kelly, University of San Diego School of Law
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Address (Louis XVI Room, 2nd Floor)
"Enhancing Moral Relationships Through Strict Liability" Seana Shiffrin, Professor of Philosophy, UCLA & Pete Kameron Professor of Law & Social Justice, UCLA Law School
1:45 – 3:15 p.m. Panel Session 7
Contract Law Meets Reality (BW 390)
Rachel Arnow-Richman, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law "Noncompetition, Good Faith, and the Bilateral Employment Contract"
Allen Kamp, John Marshall Law School "Wellness Programs and Consent"
Thomas Joo, UC Davis School of Law "The Law in the High Castle: Breach of Contract and Alternative History"
Eric Zacks, Wayne State UniversitySchool of Law "The Statute of Limitations and Acceleration Clauses in Mortgage Foreclosure Cases"
Moderator: Keith Rowley, UNLV Boyd School of Law
Inside the UCC (BW 370)
Robert Brain, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles "A Proposal to Eliminate UCC 2-315"
Jennifer Martin, St. Thomas University School of Law "Contracting to Address Human Rights Violations in Supply Agreements"
Daniel O’Gorman, Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law "Contract Law’s Predominant Purpose Test and the Law/Fact Dichotomy" Moderator: Mark Wessman, Tulane University Law School
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Break (3rd Floor Lobby)
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Panel Session 8
Contracts in the Digital Age (BW 370)
Daniel Barnhizer, Michigan State University College of Law "Exploring the Normative Implications of Automation of Contract Law and Dispute Resolution"
Nicolas Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business "Smart Contracts and Ex Post Adjudication"
Michael Malloy, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law "Contracts in a Digital Age: My Teenage Tech Advisors Rescue Dad"
Moderator: Mark Burge, Texas A&M University School of Law
Intimate Contracts, Consent & Commodification (BW 390)
Orit Gan, Sapir College, School of Law "Gett Abuse"
Nancy Kim, California Western School of Law "Consentability: Are There Limits to Consent?"
Carol Sanger, Columbia Law School "Contracting for Abortion"
Deborah Zalesne, CUNY School of Law "Choosing ‘Choice’ in the Age of Art"
Moderator: Kaiponanea Matsumura, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
5:00 - 5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks (BW 390)