Two days of great discourse on contract law is being held at the Annual International Conference on Contracts, the schedule for the Eighth International Conference on Contracts, coming up this weekend, is available here. Of note, yesterday's speakers included Neil Sobel's (Texas Wesleyan) presentation on Attacking Zombie Debts highlighted the perils of resurrected debt to consumers. Fernando Dias Simoes' (University of Macao) presentation on Professionals v. Consumers: Should SME's be Treated at Laymen? argued that regulatory structures should include in some contexts small and medium business entities in consumer protection regimes. I look forward to seeing both of these papers on SSRN soon.
Today's presentations include a panel on Are Consumer "Contracts" Contracts? with Oren Bar-Gill (NYU), Jean Braucher (U Arizona), David Horton (UC-Davis) and Margaret Jane Radin (U Michigan) as presenters.
If you are not here in Ft. Worth, you are missing some great talks. The Conference's Lifetime Achievement Award went to Dr. John Murray. Next year's Conference will take place on February 21-22, 2014 at St. Thomas University in Miami, Floida. Hope you will join us!