Fingerprints: An Impressionistic and Empirical Evaluation of Richard Posner's Impact on Contract Law

50 University of the Pacific Law Review 373

University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 20-6

31 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2020

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Jeffrey Lynch Harrison

University of Florida Levin College of Law

Date Written: February 8, 2018

Abstract

Richard Posner’s retirement after 36 years on the federal bench presents an ideal opportunity to reflect on his sometimes controversial career as a scholar and a judge. Since his principal scholarly work, Economic Analysis of Law, has been cited in legal scholarship over 7500 times a good working hypothesis is that his impact on law has been substantial. This article considers his impact on contract law. Two lines of research were conducted: one line explores the impact of Judge Posner’s scholarly writings on judicial opinions; the other line examines the impact of his opinions on other courts.

Keywords: contracts, efficiency, posner, duress, breach, remedies

JEL Classification: K12

Suggested Citation

Harrison, Jeffrey Lynch, Fingerprints: An Impressionistic and Empirical Evaluation of Richard Posner's Impact on Contract Law (February 8, 2018). 50 University of the Pacific Law Review 373, University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 20-6, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3120632 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3120632

Jeffrey Lynch Harrison (Contact Author)

University of Florida Levin College of Law ( email )

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Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
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