Contracts Profs Law Blog:
Articles in Professional Journals:
Peter Alces/Michael M. Greenfield
Alces, P.A., Guerilla Terms, Emory Law Journal, v. 56 no. 6 (2007) pp. 1511-62.
Alces, P.A. and Greenfield, M. M., They Can Do What?! Limitations on the Use of Change-of-Terms Clauses, Georgia State University Law Review, v. 26 (Summer 2010) pp. 1099-1145.
Arnow-Richman, R., Cubewrap Contracts: The Rise of Delayed Term, Standard Form
Employment Agreements, Arizona Law Review, v. 49 no. 3 (Fall 2007) pp. 637-64.
Oren Bar-Gill/Elizabeth Warren/Kevin E. Davis
Bar-Gill, O., Exchange: The Behavioral Economics of Consumer Contracts, Minnesota Law Review, v. 92 (February 2008) pp. 749-802.
Bar-Gill, O. and Warren, E., Making Credit Safer, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, v. 157 no. 1 (November 2008) pp. 3-101.
Bar-Gill, O., The Law, Economics and Psychology of Subprime Mortgage Contracts, Cornell Law Review, v. 94 (2009) pp. 1073-1152.
Bar-Gill, O., and Davis, K. "Empty Promises" 84(1) Southern California Law Review 1-44 (2010).
Bebchuk, L.A., et al., One-sided Contracts in Competitive Consumer Markets, Michigan
Law Review, v. 104 no. 5 (March 2006) p. 827-35.
Becher, S. I., Asymmetric Information in Consumer Contracts: The Challenge That Is Yet
to Be Met, American Business Law Journal, v. 45 no. 4 (Winter 2008) pp. 723-74.
Braucher, J., Deception, Economic Loss and Mass-Market Consumers: Consumer Protection Statutes as Persuasive Authority in the Common Law of Fraud, Arizona Law Review, v. 48 no. 4 (Winter 2006) pp. 829-55.
Beshears, J. et al., How Does Simplified Disclosure Affect Individuals’ Mutual Fund Choices?, NBER Working Paper 14859 (April 2009) available at www.nber.org/papers/w14859.
Bridgeman, C., Misrepresented Intent in the Context of Unequal Bargaining Power,
Michigan State Law Review, v. 2006 no. 4 (Winter 2006) pp. 993-1010.
Mark E. Budnitz
Budnitz, M. E., The Federalization and Privatization of Public Consumer Protection Law in the Unite States: Their Effect on Litigation and Enforcement, Georgia State University Law Review, v. 24 (Spring 2008) pp. 663-92.
Carbonneau, T. E., ―Arbitracide‖: The Story of Anti-Arbitration Sentiment in the U.S.
Congress, American Review of International Arbitration, v. 18 no. 3 (2007) pp. 233-78.
Davis, N.J., Presumed Assent: The Judicial Acceptance of Clickwrap, Berkeley
Technology Law Journal, v. 22 no. 1 (Annual Review 2007) pp. 577-98.
Edwards, C., Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code and Consumer Protection: the Refusal to Experiment, St. John’s Law Review, v. 78 (August 2004) pp. 663-723.
Eigen, Z. J., The Devil in the Details: The Interrelationship Among Citizenship, Rule of
Law and Form-Adhesive Contracts, Connecticut Law Review, v. 41 no. 2 (December
2008) pp. 381-430.
David Gilo/Ariel Porat
Gilo, D. and Porat, A., The Hidden Roles of Boilerplate and Standard-Form Contracts: Strategic Imposition of Transaction Costs, Segmentation Of Consumers, and Anticompetitive Effects, Michigan Law Review, v. 104 (March 2006) pp. 983-1031.
J. Maria Glover
Glover, J. M., Beyond Unconscionability: Class Action Waivers and Mandatory Arbitration Agreements, Vanderbilt Law Review, v. 59 no. 5 (October 2006) pp. 1735-70.
Harris, D. P., TRIPS and Treaties of Adhesion Part II: Back to the Past or a Small Step
Forward?, Michigan State Law Review, v. 2007 no. 1 (Spring 2007) pp. 185-214.
Harris, D. P., Carrying a Good Joke Too Far: Trips and Treaties of Adhesion, University
of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law, v. 27 no. 3 (Fall 2006) pp. 681-755.
Hillebrand, G., Symposium: Consumer Protection and the Uniform Commercial Code: The Uniform Commercial Code Drafting Process: Will Articles 2, 2B, and 9 Be Fair to Consumers?, Washington University Law Quarterly, v. 75 (Spring 1997) pp. 69-174.
Robert A. Hillman
Hillman, R., Panel One: Boilerplate In Consumer Contract: Online Boilerplate: Would Mandatory Website Disclosure Of E-Standard Terms Backfire?, Michigan Law Review v. 104 (March 2006) pp. 837-856.
Horton, D., The Shadow Terms: Contract Procedure And Unilateral Amendments, UCLA Law Review, v. 57 (February 2010) pp. 605-67.
Eric Andrew Horwitz
Horwitz, E. A., An Analysis of Change-of-terms Provisions as Used in
Consumer Service Contracts of Adhesion. University of Miami Business Law Review, v.
15 no. 1 (Winter 2006) pp. 75-112.
Nancy S. Kim
Kim, N., Clicking and Cringing, Oregon Law Review, v. 86 (2007) pp. 797-863.
Charles L. Knapp
Knapp, C. L., Opting Out or Copping Out? An Argument for Strict Scrutiny of Individual
Contracts, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, vol. 40 (Fall 2006) pp. 95-136.
Knapp, C. L., Taking Contracts Private: The Quiet Revolution in Contract Law, Fordham Law Review, vol. 71 (December 2002) pp. 761-98.
Korobkin, R., Bounded Rationality, Standard Form Contracts, and Unconscionability, University of Chicago Law Review, v. 70 (Fall 2003) pp. 1203-1295.
Linzer, P., ―Implied,‖ ―Inferred,‖ and ―Imposed‖: Default Rules and Adhesion
Contracts—the Need for Radical Surgery, Pace Law Review, v. 28 no. 2 (Winter 2008) pp.
Marotta-Wurgler, F., What’s in a Standard Form Contract? An Empirical Analysis of Software License Agreement, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, v. 4 no. 4 (December 2007) pp. 617-713.
Aleecia M. McDonald/Lorrie Faith Cranor
McDonald, A. M. and Cranor, L.F., The Cost of Reading Privacy Policies, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, v. 4 (Winter 2008/Winter 2009) pp. 543-68.
Perillo, J. M., Neutral Standardizing of Contracts, Pace Law Review, v. 28 no. 2 (Winter
2008) pp. 179-94.
Jonathan R. Rizzardi
Rizzardi, J., Discover Bank v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, Ohio State
Journal on Dispute Resolution, v. 21 no. 3 (2006) pp. 1093-98.
Russell, I. S., Got Wheels? Article 2a, Standardized Rental Car Terms, Rational Inaction,
and Unilateral Private Ordering, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, v. 40 no. 1 (Fall
2006) pp. 137-85.
Schmitz, A.J., Consideration of ―Contracting Culture‖ in Enforcing Arbitration
Provisions, St. John’s Law Review, v. 81 no. 1 (Winter 2007) pp. 123-72.
Schwartz, D. S., Mandatory Arbitration and Fairness, The Notre Dame Law Review, v. 84
no. 3 (March 2009) pp. 1247-1341.
Slawson, W. D., Contractual Discretionary Power: A Law to Prevent Deceptive
Contracting by Standard Form, Michigan State Law Review, v. 2006 no. 4 (Winter 2006)
Sovern, J., Toward a New Model of Consumer Protection: The Problem of Inflated Transaction Costs, William and Mary Law Review, v. 47 (March 2006) pp. 1635-1709.
Ware, S. J., What Makes Securities Arbitration Different from Other Consumer and
Employment Arbitration?, University of Cincinnati Law Review, v. 76 no. 2 (Winter
2008) pp. 447-57.
Lauren E. Willis
Willis, L., Against Financial-Literacy Education, Iowa Law Review, v. 94 (November 2008) pp. 197-285.
Willis, L., Decision Making and The Limits Of Disclosure: The Problem Of Predatory Lending: Price, Maryland Law Review, v. 65 (2006) pp. 707-838.
Willis, L., Evidence and Ideology in Assessing the Effectiveness of Financial Literacy Education, San Diego Law Review, v. 46 (Spring 2009) pp. 415-58.
Zhang, M., Contractual Choice of Law in Contracts of Adhesion and Party Autonomy,
Akron Law Review, v. 41 no. 1 (2008) pp. 123-73.
"Seduction by Contract, Law, Economics, and Psychology in Consumer Markets," by Oren Bar-Gill: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199663361.do#.US1KqlcUNmp
"The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind," by David Cay Johnston: http://www.us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9781591843580,00.html
"Boilerplate, The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights and the Rule of Law," by Margaret Jane Radin: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9837.html
"Nudge, Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness," by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein, http://nudges.org/
"Gotcha Capitalism," by Bob Sullivan: www.gotchacapitalism.com
"Stop Getting Ripped Off," by Bob Sullivan: stopgettingrippedoff.net
"The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome," by John Wasik: