‘William Perdue’s Legacy Lives on at Duke Law: Specific Performance Clauses in Action’

“Last September, we blogged about a paper by Theresa Arnold, Amanda Dixon, Madison Whalen, and Mitu Gulati on ‘The Myth of Optimal Expectation Damages’. I have subsequently learned that the research for that paper was funded by a grant to the Duke University School of Law from the family of William Perdue. The fund was meant to encourage collaborations in the vein of Lon Fuller and William Perdue from the 1930s. At the time they wrote their pathbreaking works on the reliance interest, Lon Fuller was on the Duke faculty, and William Perdue was a 3L! …” (more)

[Jeremy Telman, ContractsProf Blog, 16 February]

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