Conflict of Laws


Toward Harmonization and Certainty in Choice-of-Law Rules for International Contracts: Should the U.S. Adopt the Equivalent of Rome I?, 28 Wis. Int'l L. J. 639-704 (2011)


Most courts and commentators have rejected the relatively simple and mechanical choice-of-law rules of...


Comparative and Foreign Law


Cause, Consideration, Promissory Estoppel, and Promises Under Deed: What our Students Should Know about Enforcement of Promises in Historical and International Context, CHI.-KENT J. INT’L & COMP. L (2013)

The common law theory of promissory estoppel offers a possible avenue for closing the gap...



Punitive Damages, Liquidated Damages, and Clauses Pénales in Contract Actions: A Comparative Analysis of the American Common Law and the French Civil Code, BROOKLYN J. INT’L L. (2006)

U.S. courts will neither award punitive damages on their own nor enforce a penalty clause...


U.S. Contract Law

Contracts: Cases, Text, and Problems (2013)

An electronic casebook for first-year study of Contract Law, with numerous problems and exercises.


Civil Rights Advocacy: Narrative for Marriage Equality


Advocacy for Marriage Equality: The Power of a Broad Historical Narrative During a Transitional Period in Civil Rights, Michigan State Law Review (2016)

Previous civil rights movements in the United States define broad historical patterns that form a...