Stephen A. Smith

McGill University - Faculty of Law

James McGill Professor

3644 Peel Street

Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W9

Canada

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (35)

1.

Contract Theory: 'Introduction to General Theories' and 'The Justification of Contractual Obligations'

Stephen Smith, CONTRACT THEORY, Oxford University Press, 2004
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 23 Jul 2004
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

contract theory, contract law, legal theory

2.

Unjust Enrichment: Nearer to Tort than Contract

PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF UNJUST ENRICHMENT, Oxford University Press, 2009
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2008
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 584 (28,545)

Abstract:

unjust enrichment, restitution, contract, tort, remedies, damages

3.

Rights, Remedies, and Causes of Action

STRUCTURE AND JUSTIFICATION IN PRIVATE LAW: ESSAYS FOR PETER BIRKS, C. Rickett, R. Grantham, eds. pp. 405-421, Hart Publishing, 2008
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2009
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 429 (43,547)

Abstract:

remedies, court orders, contract, tort, unjust enrichment

4.

Troubled Foundations for Private Law: A Review Essay of 'The Foundations of Private Law' by James Gordley

Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2009
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2008
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 404 (47,682)

Abstract:

legal theory, private law, comparative law, tort, contract, unjust enrichment

5.

'The Reasonable Expectations of the Parties': An Unhelpful Concept

Stephen Smith, "The Reasonable Expectations of the Parties: An Unhelpful Concept" (2010) 48 Canadian Business LJ 366.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 26 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2016
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 380 (37,973)

Abstract:

contract, reasonable expectations, contract interpretation

6.

A Map of the Common Law?

Canadian Business Law Journal, Vol. 40, pp. 364-383, 2004
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Dec 2004
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 350 (64,801)

Abstract:

Common law, private law, legal theory, classification

7.

Why Courts Make Orders (and What this Tells Us About Damages)

Current Legal Problems, Vol. 64, pp. 51-87, 2011
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2016
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 267 (95,219)

Abstract:

damages, private law, legal theory

8.

The Normativity of Private Law

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, pp. 1-28, 2011
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Mar 2011
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 236 (92,225)

Abstract:

Private law, legal theory, law and economics

9.

Substitutionary Damages

JUSTIFYING PRIVATE LAW REMEDIES, Charles Rickett, ed., pp. 93-114, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2008
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 Mar 2009
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 227 (112,606)

Abstract:

damages, remedies, contract, tort, specific performance

10.

Rights and Remedies: A Complex Relationship

CIAJ 2009 Annual Conference, TAKING REMEDIES SERIOUSLY - LES RECOURS ET LES MESURES DE REDRESSEMENT: UNE AFFAIRE SÉRIEUSE - CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE - INSTITUT CANADIEN D'ADMINISTRATION DE LA JUSTICE, p. 33, 2009,
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Feb 2012
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 144 (122,701)

Abstract:

Justice, legal remedies, law, Canadian, Canada, CIAJ, ICAJ, Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, Institut canadien d’administration de la justice

11.

The Law of Damages: Rules for Citizens or Rules for Courts?

CONTRACT DAMAGES: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES, D. Saidov, R. Cunnington, eds., Hart Publishing, 2008
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 Apr 2009
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 109 (183,789)

Abstract:

damages, contract, tort, private law theory

12.

Comparative Legal Scholarship as Ordinary Legal Scholarship

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 Oct 2012
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 100 (182,665)

Abstract:

comparative law, legal scholarship

13.

The Limits of Contract

Exploring Contract Law, Jason Neyers, Richard Bronaugh, and Stephen Pitel, eds., Hart Publishing, 2009
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Oct 2012
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 90 (224,506)

Abstract:

contract law, contract law theory, private law theory, contract remedies

14.

The Rights of Private Law

Andrew Robertson & Hang Wu (eds) The Goals of Private Law (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2009) 113-138
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Oct 2012
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 65 (257,109)

Abstract:

private law, legal theory, corrective justice, legal pluralism

15.

Rule-Based Rights and Court-Ordered Rights

Andrew Robertson & Donal Nolan (eds), Rights and Private Law (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2011) 221
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 11 Oct 2012
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 59 (262,952)

Abstract:

private law, remedies, legal theory, private law rights

16.

Form and Substance in Equitable Remedies

A Robertson & M Tilbury, eds, Divergences in Private Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2016) 321-42
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Jul 2016
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Downloads 0 (170,415)

Abstract:

remedies, private law, private law theory

17.

The Deed Not the Motive: Fiduciary Law Without Loyalty

P. Miller and A. Gold, eds., Contract, Status, and Fiduciary Law, Oxford, O.U.P., 2016, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 22 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2016
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

fiduciary law, contract, loyalty, damages, disgorgement of profits

18.

The Restatement of Liabilities in Restitution

The Restatement Third, Restitution and Unjust Enrichment: Comparative and Critical Essays (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2013) C Mitchell & W Swadling, eds. 227-250.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

restitution, unjust enrichment, restatement, private law, private law theory

19.

Towards a Theory of Contract

Oxford Essays in Jurisprudence 4th series (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), Jeremy Horder, ed., 107-129.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Citation 2

Abstract:

contract, contract theory, promissory theories, private law theory

20.

Future Freedom and Freedom of Contract

(1996) 59 Modern Law Review 167-187.
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Citation 3

Abstract:

Contracts, contract law, remedies, private law theory

21.

Performance, Punishment, and the Nature of Contractual Obligation

(1997) 60 Modern Law Review 360-377
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

contract law, remedies, damages, specific performance, contract theory

22.

Rights, Remedies, and Normal Expectancies in Tort and Contract

(1997) 113 Law Quarterly Review 426-432
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 27 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

remedies, tort, contract, damages, private law theory

23.

Reconstructing Restraint of Trade

(1995) 15 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 565-595
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 26 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Citation 1

Abstract:

restraint of trade, restrictive covenants, contract law

24.

'The Reliance Interest in Contract Damages' and the Morality of Contract Law

(2001) 1 Issues in Legal Scholarship: Article 1, 1-38
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 25 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

contract law, remedies, damages, contract theory

25.

Concurrent Liability in Contract and Unjust Enrichment

(1999) 115 Law Quarterly Review 245-264.
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

contract, unjust enrichment, restitution, private law

26.

Justifying the Law of Unjust Enrichment

Texas Law Review, Vol. 79, p. 2177-2197, 2001
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 25 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

restitution, unjust enrichment, remedies

27.

The Structure of Unjust Enrichment Law: Is Restitution a Right or a Remedy?

(2003) 36 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 1037-1062.
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 24 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Citation 1

Abstract:

restitution, unjust enrichment, remedies

28.

Duties to Try and Duties to Succeed

Defences in Tort, (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2015) A Dyson, J Goudkamp, & F Wilmot-Smith, eds. 63-83.
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

tort law, remedies, private law, private law theory, fault

29.

Remedies for Breach of Contract: One Principle or Two?

Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014) G Klass, G Letsas, & P Saprai, eds. 341-361.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

remedies, contract law, remedies for breach of contract, philosophy of contract law, damages

30.

In Defence of Substantive Fairness

Law Quarterly Review, Vol. 112, pp. 138-158, 1996
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Citation 1

Abstract:

contract law, contract theory, private law, substantive fairness

31.

Duties, Liabilities and Damages

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 125, No. 1727, p. 2012
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

damages, remedies, private law, private law theory, tort law, contract law

32.

Taking Law Seriously

(2000) 50 University of Toronto Law Journal 241-259.
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

private law, classification, doctrinal scholarship

33.

A Duty to Make Restitution?

(2013) 26 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 157-179.
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 15 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

restitution, unjust enrichment, remedies, private law, private law theory

34.

Contracting Under Pressure: A Theory of Duress

(1997) 56 Cambridge Law Journal 343-373.
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 15 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Citation 1

Abstract:

contract law, private law, duress, coercion

35.

Contracts for the Benefit of Third Parties: In Defence of the Third Party Rule

(1997) 17 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 643-663.
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Nov 2015
Stephen A. Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

contract law, privity of contract, third party rule