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Contract Law and Theory -- Three Views of the Cathedral

34 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2013 Last revised: 15 Apr 2015

Eyal Zamir

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 22, 2013

Abstract

This is a review of three new books on U.S. contract law and theory: Brian H. Bix, Contract Law: Rules, Theory, and Context (Cambridge 2012); Douglas G. Baird, Reconstructing Contracts (Harvard 2013); and Melvin A. Eisenberg, Foundational Principles of Contract Law (Oxford, forthcoming 2014). The Review discusses, among other things, disclosure duties, standard-form contracts, damages for breach of contract, disgorgement remedies, economic analysis of contract law, and theoretical pluralism. It also offers some general observations on American contract law as reflected in these books.

Keywords: Contract Law, Boilerplates, Standard-Form Contracts, contract damages, disgorgment, disclosure duties, economic analysis of law

Suggested Citation

Zamir, Eyal, Contract Law and Theory -- Three Views of the Cathedral (October 22, 2013). University of Chicago Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2343919

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