Monthly Archives: April, 2013

François-Xavier Licari, ‘François Gény en Louisiane’

Abstract: L’oeuvre de François Gény a fait l’objet d’une véritable réception tant par la doctrine que par la jurisprudence louisianaises. Cette contribution narre cette sucess story doctrinale, véritable réalisation de la prophétie de Jaro Mayda (“François Gény and Modern Jurisprudence” (LSU Press, 1978, p.69), traducteur et fin connaisseur de “Méthode d’interprétation et sources”). Licari, François-Xavier, […]

Timothy Greene, ‘Of Trademarks and Brands’

“Deven R Desai, From Trademarks to Brands, 64 Fla. L. Rev. 981 (2012), available at SSRN. As Stacey Dogan noted in her recent review of Bob Bone’s Taking the Confusion Out of ‘Likelihood of Confusion’: Toward a More Sensible Approach to Trademark Infringement, trademark law is at a bit of a crossroads. Scholars increasingly question […]

François-Xavier Licari, ‘L’Arbitrage Rabbinique, Entre Droit Talmudique Et Droit Des Nations’

Abstract: L’arbitrage rabbinique est bimillénaire, mais il demeure largement méconnu. Après une longue période de déclin qui dura jusqu’au milieu du 20e siècle, il se pratique aujourd’hui quotidiennement et participe de la renaissance de l’arbitrage confessionnel de par le monde. Bien que mettant en œuvre des mécanismes fondamentaux qui nous sont familiers, il se singularise […]

Moore on Intent and Battery

“Nancy Moore, ‘Intent and Consent in the Tort of Battery: Confusion and Controversy’, 61 Am. U. L. Rev. 1585 (2012). Nancy Moore’s Intent and Consent in the Tort of Battery: Confusion and Controversy is something every Torts professor should read. This is not only because it is interesting and well written and engages with canonical […]

Lee Anne Fennell, ‘The Problem of Resource Access’

Abstract: The Coasean insight that transaction costs stand between the world as we know it and an ideal of perfect efficiency has provided generations of law and economics scholars with an analytic North Star. But for legal scholars interested in the efficiency implications of property arrangements, transaction costs turn out to constitute an unhelpful category. […]

Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci, ‘The Economic Perspective: Demand and Supply in the Reduction of Transaction Costs in the Ancient World’

Abstract: In this chapter, I distill some elements of the demand and supply of institutions designed to reduce transaction costs in the ancient world. I some cases, contractual parties could reduce transaction cost by accurately designing contracts. In other cases, the failure of private coordination placed the state in a better position than private parties […]

Ayotte and Hansmann, ‘Legal Entities as Transferable Bundles of Contracts’

Abstract: The large, modern business corporation is frequently organized as a complex cluster of hundreds of corporate subsidiaries under the common control of a single corporate parent. Our Article provides new theory and supportive evidence to help explain this structure. We focus, in particular, on the advantages of subsidiary entities in providing the option to […]

Conference: Common European Sales Law Meets Reality – Halle, 14-15 June 2013

“On 14 and 15 June 2013, the annual conference of the European Private Law Review (GPR) will take place in Halle (Saale), Germany. Renowned officials, politicians, judges, and academics from various EU Member States are going to discuss the Commission’s Proposal for a Common European Sales Law. Speakers include Diana Wallis, the former Vice President […]

Gregory Alexander, ‘Unborn Communities’

Abstract: Do property owners owe obligations to members of future generations? Although the question can be reframed in rights-terms so that it faces rights-oriented theories of property, it seems to pose a greater challenge to those theories of property that directly focus on the obligations that property owners owe to others rather than (or, better, […]

Hein Koetz, ‘Contract Law in Europe and the United States: Legal Unification in the Civil Law and the Common Law’

Abstract: Common law jurisdictions seem to accept internal legal diversity with a fair amount of equanimity. Although the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada are functioning single markets, they have no uniform contract or tort law nor do they seem to think that uniformity in these areas is meritorious or desirable as such. On […]