Paul L. Caron

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Survey for Contracts Professors

The Washington Law Review is preparing to host a print symposium in December 2013 on the exciting new book, Contracts in the Real World: Stories of Popular Contracts and Why They Matter, by Prof. Lawrence A. Cunningham of George Washington University (published by Cambridge University Press in 2012).

This innovative text embraces a modern, narrative approach to contract law, exploring how cases ripped from the headlines of recent years often hinge on fundamental principles extracted from the classic cases that appear in contracts casebooks. Such an approach suggests new ways to imagine modern casebooks.

In addition to an article by Professor Cunningham, the WLR will also publish pieces in the December 2013 issue of the Washington Law Review by, among others:  Brian Bix (Minnesota), Erik Gerding (Colorado), Jake Linford (Florida State) and Jennifer Taub (Vermont).

Before the symposium, participants are interested in learning from contracts professors around the country.  The WLR would be grateful if you would complete our online survey today (or, in any event, by April 15).   The purpose of this survey is to gather information about the material being taught in contracts classes, and the advantages and/or deficiencies of the approaches taken by current contracts textbooks.

The information (in both aggregate form and by individual response) will be distributed to the symposium’s participants, and may be reprinted in the Washington Law Review. Although the survey can be completed anonymously, the WLR invites you to leave your name for attribution if your responses are included in our symposium issue.

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