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Peter Alces/Michael M. Greenfield/Jason M. Hopkins

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. 

Alces, Peter A. and Hopkins, Jason M., Carrying a Good Joke Too Far, Chicago-Kent Law Review, v. 82 (2009) pp. 879-907.  PDF: http://www.cklawreview.com/wpcontent/uploads/vol83no2/Alces_Hopkins.pdf

Alces, Peter A., Guerilla Terms, EMORY LAW JOURNAL, v. 56 (2007) pp. 1512-1562.  PDF: 



Rachel Arnow-Richman

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. 

Ian Ayres/Alan Schwartz

Ayres, Ian and Schwartz, Alan, The No Reading Problem in Consumer Contract Law, Stanford Law Review, Forthcoming (2013). 

Shawn J. Bayern

Bayern, Shawn J., Offer and Acceptance in Modern Contract Law: A Needless Concept (February 21, 2013). FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 625. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=222239

Oren Bar-Gill/Omri Ben-Shahar/Kevin Davis/Elizabeth Warren/Ryan Bubb/Oliver Board/Franco Ferrari

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, Oren and Davis, Kevin E., Empty Promises (February 18, 2010). Southern California Law Review, Vol. 84, p. 1, 2010; NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-08. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1554966

Bar-Gill, Oren, Competition and Consumer Protection: A Behavioral Economics Account (December 19, 2011). SWEDISH COMPETITION AUTHORITY, THE PROS AND CONS OF CONSUMER PROTECTION, Forthcoming ; NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-42. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1974499

Bar-Gill, Oren and Ben-Shahar, Omri, No Contract? (February 16, 2013). NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-06; University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 636. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2220271

Bar-Gill, Oren and Warren, Elizabeth, Making Credit Safer. NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-27; University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 157, 2008; Harvard Law School Program on Risk Regulation Research Paper No. 08-3. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1137981

Bar-Gill, Oren, Bundling and Consumer Misperception. University of Chicago Law Review, 2006; NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-02. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=876944

Bar-Gill, Oren, Seduction by Contract: Law, Economics and Psychology in Consumer Markets – Introduction (September 28, 2012). Seduction By Contract: Law, Economics and Psychology in Consumer Markets, Oxford University Press (2012); NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-33. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2153775

Bar-Gill, Oren and Bubb, Ryan, Credit Card Pricing: The CARD Act and Beyond (November 15, 2011). Cornell Law Review, Vol. 97, 2012; NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-40. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1960005

Bar-Gill, Oren, Pricing Misperception: Explaining Pricing Structure in the Cellular Service Market (June 24, 2009). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1425046

Bar-Gill, Oren and Board, Oliver J., Product Use Information and the Limits of Voluntary Disclosure (June 14, 2011). NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-50. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1701653

Bar-Gill, Oren, Pricing Legal Options: A Behavioral Perspective. Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 203-240, September 2005; NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 04-05. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=877910

Bar-Gill, Oren and Ferrari, Franco, Informing Consumers About Themselves (October 22, 2010). Erasmus Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2010. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1697509

Lucian Bebchuk

Bebchuk, L.A., et al., One-sided Contracts in Competitive Consumer Markets, Michigan
Law Review, v. 104 no. 5 (March 2006) p. 827-35. 

Shmuel Becher

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. 

Omri Ben-Shahar/Lucian Bebchuk/ Eric Posner/James White/John Pottow

Bebchuk, Lucian A. and Ben-Shahar, Omri, Pre-Contractual Reliance, Journal of Legal Studies, v. 30 (2001) pp. 423-457. Working Paper No. 00-009. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=251730

Ben-Shahar, Omri and Bar-Gil, Oren, Regulatory Techniques in Consumer Protection Law:  A Critique of European Consumer Contract Law, 50 Common Market Law Review 109 (2013).

Ben-Shahar, Omri and Schneider, Carl E., The Futility of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Disclosure Regulation, Journal of Legal Studies, forthcoming 2014.

Ben-Shahar, Omri and Posner, Eric A., The Right to Withdraw in Contract Law, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 514 (2010). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1569753

Ben-Shahar, Omri, The Myth of the ‘Opportunity to Read’ in Contract Law, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 415 (2008). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1162922

Ben-Shahar, Omri, Against the ‘Meeting of the Minds’: Exploring a New Basis for Contractual Liability, Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper No. 02-015 (2002). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=341700

Ben-Shahar, Omri, One-Way Contracts: Consumer Protection without Law, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 484 (2009). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1484928

Ben-Shahar, Omri, The Myth of Access-to-Justice in Consumer Law, University of Chicago Institute for Law & Economics Olin Research Paper No. 628 (2013). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2197013

Ben-Shahar, Omri, Regulation Through Boilerplate: An Apologia, Michigan Law Review 2013, 112 Michigan Law Review 883 (2013). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2255161

Ben-Shahar, Omri, How to Repair Unconscionable Contracts, U of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 07-023 (2008). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1082926

Ben-Shahar, Omri, Fixing Unfair Contracts, Stanford Law Review, v. 63 (2011). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1833824

Ben-Shahar, Omri and White, James J., Boilerplate and Economic Power in Auto Manufacturing Contracts, Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-011 (2005). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=883681

Ben-Shahar, Omri, ‘Boilerplate’: An Introduction (2005), Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-012. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=883680

Ben-Shahar, Omri and Pottow, John, On the Stickiness of Default Rules. Florida State University Law Review, v. 33 (2006). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=914168

Ben-Shahar, Omri, Boilerplate: The Foundation of Market Contracts, Cambridge University Press (May 21, 2007).

George A. Bermann

Bermann, George A., Arbitration in the Roberts Supreme Court, Am. U. Int’l L. Rev., v. 27 (2012) pp. 893-911.  PDF: http://www.auilr.org/pdf/27/27.4.10.pdf

John Beshears

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

Jean Braucher

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.

Curtis Bridgeman

Bridgeman, C., Misrepresented Intent in the Context of Unequal Bargaining Power, Michigan State Law Review, v. 2006 no. 4 (Winter 2006) pp. 993-1010. 

Molly Brooks

Brooks, Molly, The “Seller-Friendly” Approach to MAC Clause Analysis Should be Replaced by a “Reality-Friendly” Approach, U. Det. Mercy L. Rev., v. 87 (2010) pp. 83.

Mark E. Budnitz

Budnitz, M. E., The Federalization and Privatization of Public Consumer Protection Law in the United States: Their Effect on Litigation and Enforcement, Georgia State University Law Review, v. 24 (Spring 2008) pp. 663-92. 

David Cabrelli/Rebecca Zahn

Cabrelli, David and Zahn, Rebecca, Challenging Unfair Terms: Some Recent Developments, Jurid. Rev. (2010) 115.

Thomas Carbonneau

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. 

Albert Choi/George Triantis

Choi, Albert and Triantis, George, The Effect of Bargaining Power on Contract Design, Va. L. Rev., v. 98 (2012) pp. 1665.

Jessica M. Choplin

Choplin, Jessica M., et. al., A Psychological Investigation of Consumer Vulnerability to Fraud: Legal and Policy Implications, 35 Law & Psychol. Rev. 61 (2011).

Sean M. Collins/R. Mark Issac

Collins, Sean M. and Issac, R. Mark, Holdout: Existence, Information, and Contingent Contracting, J.L. & Econ., v. 55 (2012) pp. 793.

Bernardo M. Cremades

Cremades, Bernardo M., Good Faith in International Arbitration, Am. U. Int’l L. Rev., v. 27 (2012) pp. 761-790.  PDF: http://www.auilr.org/pdf/27/27.4.4.pdf

Nathan Davis

Davis, N.J., Presumed Assent: The Judicial Acceptance of Clickwrap, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, v. 22 no. 1 (Annual Review 2007) pp. 577-98. 

Caroline Edwards

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. 

Zev Eigen

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.

Robert W. Emerson

Emerson, Robert W., Franchise Goodwill: Take a Sad Song and Make It Better, U. Mich. J.L. Reform, v. 46 (2013) pp. 349-416. PDF: http://www.mjlr.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Emerson_MJLR_46.2.pdf

David G. Epstein/Hon. Bruce A. Markell/Lawrence Ponoroff

Epstein, David G., Hon. Markell, Bruce A. and Ponoroff, Lawrence, A Short and Happy Guide to Contracts (West Law, 2012).

Orit Gan

Gan, Orit, Promissory Estoppel: A Call for a More Inclusive Contract Law, J. Gender, Race & Justice, v. 16 (2013) pp. 47.

James Gibson

Gibson, James, Vertical Boilerplate, Washington and Lee Law Review, v. 70 (Winter 2013) pp. 161-235. PDF: http://law.wlu.edu/deptimages/law%20review/Vol70-1WashingtonandLeeLawReviewWinter2013.pdf

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.

Ronald J. Gilson/Charles F. Sabel/Robert E. Scott

Gilson, Ronald J., Sabel, Charles F., and Scott, Robert E., Contract and Innovation: The Limited Role of Generalist Courts in the Evolution of Novel Contractual Forms, NYU L. Rev., v. 88 (2013) pp. 170-215. PDF: http://www.nyulawreview.org/sites/default/files/pdf/NYULawReview-88-1-Gilson-Sabel-Scott.pdf

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.

Jack Graves

Graves, Jack, Arbitration as Contract:  The Need for a Fully Developed and Comprehensive Set of Statutory Default Legal Rules, William & Mary Bus. L. Rev., v. 2 (2011) pp. 225, 276-85.  http://works.bepress.com/jack_graves/1/

Joseph A. Grundfest

Grundfest, Joseph A., and Savelle, Kristen A., The Brouhaha Over Intre-Corporate Forum Selection Provisions: A Legal, Economic, and Political Analysis, 68 Bus. Law. 325 (2013). 

Sam S. Han

Han, Sam S., Predicting the Enforceability of Browse-wrap Agreements in Ohio, Ohio N.U. L. Rev., v. 36 (2010) pp. 31.

Donald Harris

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. 

Woodrow Hartzog

Hartzog, Woodrow, Website Design as Contract, Am. U. L. Rev., v. 60 (2011) pp. 1635. PDF: http://www.wcl.american.edu/journal/lawrev/60/hartzog.pdf

Jim Hawkins/Ronald J. Mann/Kathryn Fritzdixon/Paige Skiba

Hawkins, Jim, Regulating on the Fringe: Reexamining the Link Between Fringe Banking and Financial Distress (February 18, 2010). Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 86, p. 1361, 2011. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1554768

Mann, Ronald J. and Hawkins, Jim, Just Until Payday. UCLA Law Review, Vol. 54, 2007; U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 83. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=921844

Hawkins, Jim, Renting the Good Life. U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 111; William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 49, 2007. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1003784

Fritzdixon, Kathryn, Hawkins, Jim and Skiba, Paige Marta, Dude, Where’s My Car Title?: The Law, Behavior, and Economics of Title Lending Markets (February 25, 2013). University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2224247

Gail Hillebrand

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. 

David A. Hoffman/Tess Wilkinson-Ryan

Hoffman, David A. and Wilkinson-Ryan, Tess, The Psychology of Contract Precautions, Chi. L. Rev., v. 80 (2013) pp. 395.

Wilkinson-Ryan, Tess, Legal Promise and Psychological Contract, Wake Forest L. Rev., v. 47 (2012) pp. 843. PDF: http://wakeforestlawreview.com/wpcontent/uploads/2013/01/w06_Wilkinson-Ryan.pdf

James F. Hogg

Hogg, James F., Consumer Beware: The Varied Application of Unconscionsibility Doctrine to Exculpation and Indemnification Clauses in Michigan, Minnesota, and Washington, 2006 Mich. St. L. Rev. 1011. PDF: http://www.msulawreview.org/PDFS/2006/4/Hogg.pdf 

David Horton

Horton, David, Flipping the Script: Contra Proferentem and Standard Form Contracts, University of Colorado Law Review, v. 80 (2009). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1154243

Horton, David, Arbitration as Delegation, New York University Law Review, v. 86 (2011). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1665565

Horton, David, Federal Arbitration Act Preemption, Purposivism, and State Public Policy, Georgetown Law Journal, v. 101, (2013).SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2158882

Horton, David, The Shadow Terms: Contract Procedure and Unilateral Amendments, UCLA Law Review, v. 57 (2010). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1467904

Horton, David, The Federal Arbitration Act and Testamentary Instruments, North Carolina Law Review, v. 90 (April 2012). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1918503

Horton, David, Arbitration and Inalienability: A Critique of the Vindication of Rights Doctrine, Kansas Law Review, v. 60 (2012). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2044884

Horton, David, Mass Arbitration and Democratic Legitimacy, University of Colorado Law Review, v. 84 (2013). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2235901

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., Is There a “Duty to Read”? (2013) Revisiting the Contracts Scholarship of Stewart Macaulay: On the Empirical and the Lyrical, Jean Braucher, John Kidwell, & William C. Whitford eds., p. 315, Hart, 2013 ; UC Hastings Research Paper No. 63. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2330632

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.

Knapp, Charles L., Rescuing Reliance: The Perils of Promissory Estoppel. Hastings Law Journal, v. 49 (1999). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=167228

Russell Korobkin

Korobkin, R., Bounded Rationality, Standard Form Contracts, and Unconscionability, University of Chicago Law Review, v. 70 (Fall 2003) pp. 1203-1295. 

Korobkin, Russell, The Borat Problem in Negotiation:  Fraud, Assent and the Behavioral Law and Economics of Standard Form Contracts, California Law Review, v. 101 (2013) pp. 51-106. PDF: http://www.californialawreview.org/assets/pdfs/101-1/02-Korobkin.pdf 

Korobkin, Russell, Bounded Rationality, Standard Form Contracts, and Unconscionability, v. 70 U. Chi. L. Rev. (2003) 1203.

Yongdan Li

Li, Yongdan, Applying the Doctrine of Unconscionability to Employment Arbitration Agreements, with Emphasis on Class Action/Arbitration Waivers, v. 31 Whittier L. Rev. (2010) pp. 665, 666.

Peter Linzer

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. 195-217.  

Florencia Marotta-Wurgler/Robert Taylor/Yannis Bakos/David Trossen

Marotta-Wurgler, Florencia, Competition and the Quality of Standard Form Contracts: An Empirical Analysis of Software License Agreements, NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-11. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=799274

Marotta-Wurgler, Florencia, Are ‘Pay Now, Terms Later’ Contracts Worse for Buyers? Evidence from Software License Agreements, Journal of Legal Studies, v 38 (June 2009). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=799282

Marotta-Wurgler, Florencia, ‘Unfair’ Dispute Resolution Clauses: Much Ado About Nothing?, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-08; BOILERPLATE: FOUNDATIONS OF MARKET CONTRACTS, Omri Ben-Shahar, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2007. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1093293

Marotta-Wurgler, Florencia, Competition and the Quality of Standard Form Contracts: The Case of Software License Agreements, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, v. 5 (September 2008). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1186143

Bakos, Yannis, Marotta-Wurgler, Florencia and Trossen, David R., Does Anyone Read the Fine Print? Testing a Law and Economics Approach to Standard Form Contracts, CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1443256

Jennifer S. Martin

Martin, Jennifer S., An Emerging Worldwide Standard for Protections of Consumers in the Sale of Goods: Did We Miss an Opportunity with Revised UCC Article 2?, 41 Tex. Int’l L.J. 223 (2006).

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.

Christopher M. Newman

Newman, Christopher M., A License Is Not a “Contract Not to Sue”: Disentangling Property and Contract in the Law of Copyright Licenses, Iowa L. Rev., v. 98 (2013) pp. 1101-1162. PDF: http://www.uiowa.edu/~ilr/issues/ILR_98-3_Newman.pdf


Anthony Niblett

Niblett, Anthony, Tracking Inconsistent Judicial Behavior, v. 34 Int’l Rev. L. & Econ. (2013) 9.

William W. Park

Park, William W., The Politics of Class Action Arbitration: Jurisdictional Legitimacy and Vindication of Contract Rights, Am. U. Int’l L. Rev., v. 27 (2012) pp. 837. PDF: http://www.auilr.org/pdf/27/27.4.8.pdf

 Joseph Perillo

Perillo, J. M., Neutral Standardizing of Contracts, Pace Law Review, v. 28 no. 2 (Winter 2008) pp. 179-94.

Larry R. Pounders

Pounders, Larry R., Outlaw Contract Terms in Consumer Contracting: Mispricing, Market Inefficiency and the Overconsumption of Risk (May 24, 2011). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1852008

Cheryl Preston/Eli McCann

Preston, Cheryl B. and McCann, Eli, Unwrapping Shrinkwraps, Clickwraps, and Browsewraps: How the Law Went Wrong from Horse Traders to the Law of the Horse, BYU J. L., v. 26 (April 7, 2012) pp 1. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2035962

Preston, Cheryl B. and McCann, Eli, Lewellyn Slept Here: A Short History of Sticky Contracts and Feudalism, Oregon Law Review, v. 91 (2012) pp. 130. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2166027


Anjanette H. Raymond 

Raymond, Anjanette H., It Is Time the Law Begins to Protect Consumers from Significantly One-Sided Arbitration Clauses within Contracts of Adhesion, Neb. L. Rev., v. 91 (2013) pp. 666.

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.

Michael A. Rosenhouse

Rosenhouse, Michael A., J.D. Application of Equitable Estoppel to Compel Arbitration By or Against Nonsignatory—State Cases, 22 A.L.R.6th 387 (2007).

Irma Russell

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. 

Amy Schmitz

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. 

Schmitz, Amy J., Sex Matters: Considering Gender in Consumer Contracting, Cardozo J.L. & Gender, v. 19 (2013) pp. 437-509. 

Schmitz, Amy J., American Exceptionalism in Consumer Arbitration, Loy. U. Chi. Int’l L. Rev., v. 10 (2012) pp. 81.


David Schwartz

Schwartz, D. S., Mandatory Arbitration and Fairness, The Notre Dame Law Review, v. 84 no. 3 (March 2009) pp. 1247-1341.

Marjorie A. Shields


Shields, Majorie A., J.D., Validity and Enforceability of Forum Selection Clauses in Internet Transactions, 84 A.L.R.6th 589 (2013).

David Slawson

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) pp. 853-82. 

Jeff Sovern 

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.


Jean Sternlight

Sternlight, Jean R., Creeping Mandatory Arbitration: Is it Just?, Stanford Law Review, v. 57 (2005) pp. 1631. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=979809

Sternlight, Jean R., In Defense of Mandatory Arbitration (If Imposed on the Company). Nevada Law Journal, v 8 (Fall 2007) pp. 82. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1079117

Sternlight, Jean R., Tsunami: AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion Impedes Access to Justice, Oregon Law Review, v. 90 (2012) 703. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1924365

Sternlight, Jean R., Mandatory Binding Arbitration Clauses Prevent Consumers from Presenting Procedurally Difficult Claims, Southwestern University Law Review, v. 42 (2012). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2103986

Sternlight, Jean R., Rethinking the Constitutionality of the Supreme Court’s Preference for Binding Arbitration: A Fresh Assessment of Jury Trial, Separation of Powers, and Due Process Concerns, Tulane Law Review, v. 72 (1997). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=140314


Thomas Stipanowich/J. Ryan Lamare

Stipanowich, Thomas and Lamare, J. Ryan, Living with ‘ADR’: Evolving Perceptions and Use of Mediation, Arbitration and Conflict Management in Fortune 1,000 Corporations (February 19, 2013). Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Forthcoming; Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013/16. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2221471

Gary E. Sullivan/Braxton Thrash

Sullivan, Gary E. and Thrash, Braxton, Purchasers Lacking Privity Overcoming “The Rule” for Express Warranty Claims: Expanding Judicial Application of Common Law Theories and Liberal Interpretation of U.C.C. Section 2-318, Drexel L. Rev., v. 5 (2012) pp. 49.


David Vaver

Vaver, David, Intellectual Property: ‘Bargain’ or Not? U. Det. Mercy L. Rev., v. 89 (2012) pp. 381.

Stephen Ware

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., Evidence and Ideology in Assessing the Effectiveness of Financial Literacy Education, San Diego Law Review, v. 46 (Spring 2009) pp. 415-58. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1098270

Willis, L., Against Financial-Literacy Education, Iowa Law Review, v. 94 (November 2008) pp. 197-285. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1105384

Willis, L., Decision Making and The Limits Of Disclosure: The Problem Of Predatory Lending: Price, Maryland Law Review, v. 65 (2006) pp. 707-838. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=927756

Willis, Lauren E., Financial Education: Lessons Not Learned & Lessons Learned, Life-Cycle Investing: Financial Education and Consumer Protection 125 (Zvi Bodie et al., eds. 2012). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1869313

Willis, Lauren E., The Financial Education Fallacy, American Economic Review, v. 101, (2011) pp. 429-434. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1869323

Willis, Lauren E., When Nudges Fail: Slippery Defaults, University of Chicago Law Review (Forthcoming). SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2142989

Jarrod Wong 

Wong, Jarrod, Arbitrating in the Ether of Intent, Fla. St. U. L. Rev., v. 40 (2012). PDF:  http://www.law.fsu.edu/journals/lawreview/backissues/vol40/documents/wong.pdf

Eric A. Zacks

Zacks, Eric A., Shame, Regret, and Contract Design, Marquette Law Review, v. 79 (2013).

Mo Zhang 

Zhang, M., Contractual Choice of Law in Contracts of Adhesion and Party Autonomy, Akron Law Review, v. 41 no. 1 (2008) pp. 123-73.


Recent Books:

“More Than You Wanted to Know, The Failure of Mandated Disclosure,” by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, (Princeton, 2014): http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10267.html

“Every1’s Guide to Electronic Contracts,” by Charles H. Martin:  www.charleshmartin.com

“Boilerplate, The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights and the Rule of Law,” by Margaret Jane Radin (Princeton, 2012): http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9837.html

“Seduction by Contract, Law, Economics, and Psychology in Consumer Markets,” by Oren Bar-Gill: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199663361.do#.US1KqlcUNmp 

“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: www.culdesacsyndrome.com 

Contract Law and Contract Practice: Bridging the Gap Bewteen Legal Reasoning and Commercial Expectation” by Catherine Mitchell (Hart, December 2013), (Forthcoming). 

“Deception In The Marketplace: The Psychology of Deceptive Persuasion and Consumer Self-Protection” by David M. Boush, Marian Friestad, and Peter Wright, Routledge; 1 edition (May 16, 2009).       

“The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use “Plain English” to Rob You Blind,” by David Cay Johnston, Portfolio (September 18, 2012).  

“The Three and a Half Minute Transaction: Boilerplate and the Limits of Contract Design” by Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott, (Chicago Series in Law and Society) University Of Chicago Press (November 29, 2012).  

“Boilerplate Clauses, International Commercial Contracts and the Applicable Law,” by Moss-Cordero, Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (April 29, 2011).