‘Charles Fried, Contract as Promise, 2.0′

“The second edition of Charles Fried’s foundational book Contract as Promise is now out in print, and to celebrate the event, Harvard Law School held a special panel comprising of Charles Fried himself as well as other HLS professors. The event itself was filmed and the YouTube link is appended at the bottom of this post. The panel discussion was great and Charles Fried untied many of the hard knots in the earlier edition of his book. His approach is neatly summarized in a new concluding chapter to his book, aptly titled ‘Contract as Promise in the Light of Subsequent Scholarship — Especially Law and Economics’, which clearly and fairly describes many of the critiques launched at his book, and presents his version of things …” (more)

[Yonathan Arbel, New Private Law, 24 September]

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