Jean Braucher's Contracts World View
21 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2015 Last revised: 31 Mar 2016
Date Written: June 16, 2015
Drawing from 14 contracts articles by the late Professor Jean Braucher (which are listed in the Appendix), I restate the structure of her thought about contract law. Subheadings in the article are: (1) The Law in Action; (2) Contracts are Relational, and Doctrinal Law is Marginal; (3) The Social Significance of Contract Doctrine is Largely Symbolic; (4) The Market is Not Perfect: There is Room For Regulation; (5) Government Works, but Not Always; (6) What Kind of Regulation; (7) When Cases Do Get to Appellate Courts, How Should Judges Behave?; (8) A Few Additional Observations.
Keywords: Contracts, Law in Action, Relational Contracts, Regulation
JEL Classification: K12
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