Contract as Promise on iTunes

The proceedings of the symposium held on March 25, 2011, at Suffolk University Law School, Contract as Promise at 30: The Future of Contract Theory, are now available for free download from iTunes.If you click on the link below, the Suffolk page will open in iTunesU. Click on the icon for Continuing Legal Education, and you’ll get a list of interesting podcasts for download, including the four panels, introduction, and closing session of the symposium.

The twelve minute segment contains Prof. Fried’s opening remarks.

The other segments are:

  • How Moral Can a Contract Be?
    • Barbara Fried (Stanford), “What’s Morality Got to Do With It? The Limits of Non-consequentialism in Contract Theory”
    • Randy Barnett (Georgetown), “Contract is Not Promise; Contract is Consent”
    • Jean Braucher (Arizona), “The Sacred and the Profane Contract Machine: The Complex Morality of Contract Law in Action”
    • Gregory Klass (Georgetown), “Promises, Etc.”
    • Commenter: T.M. Scanlon (Harvard)
  • Ethics and Economics of Promising
    • Richard Craswell (Stanford), “Promises, Prices, and Pluralism”
    • Avery W. Katz (Columbia), “Virtue Ethics and Efficient Breach”
    • Daniel Markovits/Alan Schwartz (Yale), “The Expectation Remedy and the Promissory Basis of Contract”
    • George Triantis (Harvard), “Promissory Autonomy, Imperfect Courts, and the Immorality of the Expectation Damages Default”
    • Commenter: Seana Shiffrin (UCLA)
  • Promise Theory, Extended, Applied, and Critiqued
    • Juliet Kostritsky (Case Western), “The Promise Principle and Contract Interpretation”
    • Lisa Bernstein (Chicago), “Merchant Contract as Promise”
    • John C.P. Goldberg (Harvard)/CurtisBridgeman (Florida State), “Contract, Tort, and Promise”
    • Rachel Arnow-Richman (Denver) “A Contract Theory of Employment”
    • Commenter: Carol Chomsky (Minnesota)
  • The Future of Contract Theory
    • Henry E. Smith (Harvard), “The Equitable Dimension of Contract”
    • Roy Kreitner (Tel Aviv), “On the New Pluralism in Contract Theory”
    • Nathan Oman (William & Mary), “Promise and Private Law”
    • Commenter: Robert Scott (Columbia)
  • The remaining segment is Prof. Fried’s response/reaction at the end of the day.

Announcement from Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Suffolk. mw