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

Suggested Citation

Whitford, William C., Jean Braucher's Contracts World View (June 16, 2015). 58 Ariz. L. Rev. 13 (2016), Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1354, Available at SSRN:

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