Monday, March 6, 2023
Virtual Symposium on the Contracts Scholarship of Mel Eisenberg, Part V: Introducing the Second Week
We continue our symposium on the contracts scholarship of Mel Eisenberg with four additional contributions and some responses from Professor Eisenberg. This week, we will be hearing from . . .
Mark Gergen is the Robert and Joann Burch D.P. Professor of Tax Law and Policy at Berkeley Law, where he joined the faculty in 2008 after teaching at the University of Texas School of Law for over two decades. His principal teaching interests are in Contracts, Torts, Federal Income Tax, and Partnership Tax. Gergen’s current scholarly interests include both private law and tax. Some of his recent publications of interest to readers of the Blog include Privity; The Best and Worst of Contracts Decisions: An Anthology; Basic Contract Law; The Right to Perform After Repudiation and Recover the Contract Price in Anglo-American Law; and Privity's Shadow: Exculpatory Terms in Extended Forms of Private Ordering
Jennifer S. Martin joined the law faculty at St. Thomas University in 2010 but will be joining Albany Law School next Fall! Professor Martin has published many articles on contract and commercial law remedies, wartime and conflict contracting, consumer rights, and lender liability. Professor Martin is an elected member of the American Law Institute. She is a co-author of two textbooks, CONTRACTS: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH (West Academic 3d ed. with Chomsky, Kunz and Schiltz) and LEARNING SALES (West Academic 2d ed. with Chomsky, Kunz and Schiltz). She is also the author of the American Bar Association’s Annual Survey on Sales Law published annually in THE BUSINESS LAWYER. Her distinguished publications are many and include, Contract Remedies and the Myth of the Expectation Measure, 94 TULANE L. REV. (961 2020), Private Law Remedies, Human Rights and Supply Contracts, 68 AMERICAN L. REV. 1781 (2019) and Opportunistic Resales and the Uniform Commercial Code, 2016 ILL. L. REV. 487 (2016). Professor Martin prepares the annual update to COMMERCIAL AND CONSUMER WARRANTIES (Lexis).
Professor Martin graduated from Vanderbilt Law School, and was an Associate with the international practice group of Baker & Botts, L.L.P., practicing in both the Houston and Dallas offices. A member of the Texas and American Bar Associations, Professor Martin was a Principal Attorney for Houston Industries Incorporated (now Reliant Energy), working on power generation transactions domestically and internationally.
Judge Harris Hartz has served since 2001 on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He graduated summa cum laude in physics from Harvard College in 1967, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year. He received his J.D. magna cum laude in 1972 from Harvard Law School, where he was the law review's Case and Developments Editor. He was an assistant U.S. attorney in New Mexico, an assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Law for a semester, and director of the NM Organized Crime Prevention Commission before working in private practice for nine years. He was a judge on the New Mexico Court of Appeals from 1988-1999.
Hila Keren is the Associate Dean for Research and a Professor of Law at the Southwestern Law School, where she has taught since 2010. Hila’s primary areas of teaching are contracts and business law. Her primary areas of scholarship are contract law, feminist jurisprudence, critical race theory, law and the emotions, and the rising approach of law and political economy. Her book, Contract Law from a Feminist Perspective, was published in Hebrew by Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law (2005), and she is the author or co-author of numerous articles that have appeared in the California Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, and Michigan Journal of Race and Law, among others.
We look forward to a terrific week of posts, to be follows by Professor Eisenberg's reflections on the contributions.
The first week's posts can be found here: