Call For Papers: Obligations IX, Melbourne Law School, 17–20 July 2018

“Obligations IX will address the theme Form and Substance in the Law of Obligations. Form and substance are distinguished in various ways and for various purposes in the law of obligations. A distinction is sometimes drawn between the form of a legal instrument, transaction or relationship and its intended or actual legal effect. For other purposes, a distinction is drawn between the form of a doctrine (eg, legal or equitable, element of a cause of action or defence) and its substantive effect. The main focus of Obligations IX, however, is on the relationship between form and substance in the sense of rules and reasons …” (more)

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