My Modest Proposal

University of Denver Legal Studies Research Paper Series

St. Thomas Law Review, Vol 18, No. 117, 2005

8 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2008

See all articles by Celia Taylor

Celia Taylor

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Abstract

This essay is modeled on Jonathon Swift's A Modest Proposal and traces its structure and style to argue that the use of the seal as a mechanism for establishing consideration should be returned to contract doctrine. It is a somewhat tongue-in-check treatment of the issue, but done with serious intent. Esteemed contract scholars spill much ink on the topic of the enforceability of donative promises. I suggest that the return of the seal would "free our great thinkers to turn their brilliance to topics of more pressing interest."

Suggested Citation

Taylor, Celia, My Modest Proposal. University of Denver Legal Studies Research Paper Series; St. Thomas Law Review, Vol 18, No. 117, 2005 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1099480

Celia Taylor (Contact Author)

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
73
Abstract Views
584
rank
324,399
PlumX Metrics