A Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative Workshop
Contract as "Public Law" at the Intersection of Globalization and Privatization
March 1 - 2, 2013
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Friday, March 1, 2013

3:00pm - 4:30pm Privatizations


Fernando Dias Sim´┐Żes (Faculty of Law of the University of Macau) Privatization of Services of General Interest in Europe: Contract Law and the Protection of Citizens-Users


Titti Mattsson (Faculty of Law Lund University) E-Government for the Distribution of Social Welfare Services in Sweden: "Old" Administrative Law Reshaped or "New" Public Contract Law?


Ulrika Andersson (Associate Professor in Criminal Law Lund University) Victim Support for Women and Children in Sweden - Duties for Private and Public Actors


4:30pm - 6:45pm  Rethinking Contract

Risa Lieberwitz (School of Industrial & Labor Relations Cornell University) Contract as Public Law: The Public Nature of Collective Bargaining Agreements
Melissa Lonegrass  (LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center) Judicial Degradation in the New Contract Formalism or All That Glitters is Not Gold- Approaching European Solutions to Unfair Contracts with Cautious Optimism
Martha McCluskey (State University of New York at Buffalo Law School) Affirming the Commanding State, Not the Contracting State:Vulnerability as Public Authority
Margaret Hall (Thompson Rivers University) Beyond the Status/Contract (False) Dichotomy: Responding to Vulnerability Through the Doctrines of Equitable Fraud


6:45pm - 8:30pm DINNER 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

9:00am - 9:30am  BREAKFAST

9:30am - 11:30am Contracting Vulnerability

Stephanie Ben-Ishai (Associate Professor Osgoode Hall Law School) Credit Counseling in Canada:  An Empirical Investigation 
Sean Coyle (Birmingham Law School) Can Contract Law Respond to Vulnerability? Questions for Law and Politics 
Hila Keren (Southwestern Law School) Unconscionability and Conscience


11:45pm - 1:00pm  Ordering Innovation 

Laura Foster (Indiana University Bloomington) Benefit Sharing as Boundary Object: State-Based Standardization of Contractual Relationship 
Liza Vertinsky (Emory University School of Law) The Cooperative Function of Patents: Implications for Private Orderings 


1:00pm - 2:00pm  LUNCH
2:00pm - 4:30pm  Contract and Intimacy
Danielle Hart (Southwestern Law School) Bio-Capital

Martha Ertman (University or Maryland Law School) Contracts Changed My Life: An Upbeat View of Contractual Views of Cohabitation, Reproductive Technologies and Adoption

Zahara Nampewo (Emory University School of Law) Contracting for Marriage: From Private to Public

Michael Thomson (Keele University) Globalization, Privatization, and Social Flesh

Workshops are structured to allow for extended and meaningful participation by non-presenters and are open the public.
 Friday, March 1  -
 Saturday, March 2, 2013
While the privatization of public functions may seem unstoppable, we believe it is important to pause and rethink certain private law principles and traditional contract doctrines. View Workshop Call For Papers
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