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Globalization of Freedom of Contract

Martin Shapiro

in On Law, Politics, and Judicialization

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256488
eISBN:
9780191600234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256489.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The two papers in Ch. 5 examine how lawyers and law professors, operating in private arenas, successfully revived a pre-modern legal system, the Lex Mercatoria – the international body of trade law ... More


Choice‐of‐Law Principles

Erin A. O'Hara and Larry E. Ribstein

in The Law Market

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195312898
eISBN:
9780199871025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312898.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the legal treatment of choice of law to illustrate one important function of choice-of-law clauses: predictability. Without these clauses, the parties must rely on a morass of ... More


Introduction

Michael Lobban

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter on contract law in the 19th century begins with a discussion of the age of freedom of contract. It then discusses the impact of legal treatises, the influence of procedure, and the ... More


Contract Law

EYAL ZAMIR and BARAK MEDINA

in Law, Economics, and Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372168
eISBN:
9780199776078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372168.003.09
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses contract law. Ordinarily, market transactions do not involve infringements of deontological constraints. For this reason (and since they usually involve money or easily ... More


Contractual Terms and their Performance

Michael Lobban

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter shows that despite the pervasive language of freedom of contract in mid-19th-century England, consumers had little bargaining power over the terms of the contracts they entered into for ... More


The Law Market

Larry E. Ribstein and Erin O'Hara

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195312898
eISBN:
9780199871025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312898.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Cheaper transportation, faster communication, and lowered trade barriers have made people, firms, and their assets much more mobile. This increasing mobility has strained traditional notions that ... More


Mistake

Michael Lobban

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses notions of mistake in contract formation. Topics covered include mistake in equity, mistake at common law, and mistake of identity.


Restitutionary Remedies

Michael Lobban

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter on restitutionary remedies in the 19th century covers waiver of tort, mistaken payments, failure of consideration, money paid, equity, common law, and the redefinition of ... More


Consideration

Michael Lobban

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the requirement for consideration in English contract law in the 19th century. The fact that the courts did not enforce gratuitous promises, or ‘bare pacts’ unless made by ... More


Contracts

Kent Greenawalt

in Legal Interpretation: Perspectives from Other Disciplines and Private Texts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199756131
eISBN:
9780199855292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756131.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The law of contracts is a major part of modern private law, and the law's treatment of contracts is the subject of extensive scholarly attention in the United States. This chapter explores questions ... More


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