Contract Law in Context: The Case of Software Contracts
Robert A. Hillman
Cornell Law School
February 17, 2010
Wake Forest Law Review, Forthcoming
Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. No. 010-002
The membership of The American Law Institute unanimously approved the “Principles of the Law of Software Contracts” in May of 2009. In this essay for a symposium in the Wake Forest Law Review, I draw on my experience as Reporter on the ALI project to add my perspective on an interesting general question: Is specialization of contract law wise and, if so, in what contexts? I certainly cannot definitively answer the question of whether in the abstract society is better off with general or specialized law, but my experience in drafting the software rules, along with Associate Reporter, Maureen O'Rourke, sheds some light.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Keywords: general law, specialized law, softwareAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 18, 2010
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