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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cambridge University Press Publishes Professor Rowley's Commercial Contract Law: Transatlantic Perspectives

The Boyd School of Law is very pleased to announce that Cambridge University Press recently published Commercial Contract Law: Transatlantic Perspectives, edited by Professor Keith Rowley (with Larry A. DiMatteo, Qi Zhou, and Severine Saintier).

Commercial Contract Law focuses on the law of commercial contracts as constructed by the U.S. and UK legal systems and includes original scholarship that highlights current debates and trends from the two dominant common law systems. The chapters approach the subject areas from a variety of perspectives – doctrinal analysis, law and economic analysis, and social-legal studies, as well as other theoretical perspectives.

Commercial Contract Law covers the major themes that underlie the key debates relating to commercial contract law: role of consent; normative theories of contract law; contract design and good faith; implied terms and interpretation; policing contract behavior; misrepresentation, breach, and remedies; and the regional and international harmonization of contract law. Contributors provide insights on the many commonalities, but more interestingly, on the key divergences of the United States and United Kingdom's approaches to numerous areas of contract law. Such a comparative analysis provides a basis for future developments and improvements of commercial contract law in both countries, as well as other countries that are members of the common law systems.

Congratulations, Keith!