International Journal of Law in Context, Vol. 1, p. 73, 2005
20 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2005
When friends promise, what rights accrue? This article examines the history and doctrine that has made common law so unwilling to enforce amicable and specifically agreements between cohabitants. The roots of this curious disability lie shown to lie in theology and antique ecclesiastical case law. The unintended and undesirable consequences are then elaborated.
Keywords: Contracts, Offer and Acceptance, Consideration
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Goodrich, Peter, Friends in High Places: Amity and Agreement in Alsatia. International Journal of Law in Context, Vol. 1, p. 73, 2005; Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 126. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=760376