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Contract Law in Context_ The Case of Software Contracts
Wake Forest Law Review (2010)
  • Robert A. Hillman
Abstract
The membership of The American Law Institute unanimously approved the “Principles of the Law of Software Contracts” in May of 2009. In this essay for a symposium in the Wake Forest Law Review, I draw on my experience as Reporter on the ALI project to add my perspective on an interesting general question: Is specialization of contract law wise and, if so, in what contexts? I certainly cannot definitively answer the question of whether in the abstract society is better off with general or specialized law, but my experience in drafting the software rules, along with Associate Reporter, Maureen O'Rourke, sheds some light.
Keywords
  • Specialized law,
  • Software,
  • Principles of the Law of Software Contracts
Publication Date
January, 2010
Citation Information
Robert A. Hillman. "Contract Law in Context_ The Case of Software Contracts" Wake Forest Law Review Vol. 45 Iss. 3 (2010) p. 669
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert-hillman/76/