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

20 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2005

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Peter Goodrich

Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Abstract

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

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

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