April 24 Saturday

Yale-Toronto Private Law Theory Discussion Group

  • Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 12:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Online
  • Open To The Public
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The Private Law Theory Discussion Group is a joint initiative between the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and the Yale Law School. The Discussion Group aims to provide a forum for established and early career scholars to present their in-progress work in private law theory to an audience of students and faculty. The Discussion Group has a broad understanding of private law and theory, and welcomes work deploying philosophical, economic, historical, and other methodologies to the study of private law.

The Discussion Group will hold its inaugural workshop on Saturday. April 24. While papers will be pre-circulated, the speakers will also give a 20-minute presentation before opening up the floor to Q&A.

The schedule for this workshop will be:

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
John C. P. Goldberg (Harvard)
Taking Responsibility Personally: On John Gardner’s From Personal Life to Private Law

Break (1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.)

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Larrisa Katz (Toronto) & Matthew A. Shapiro (Rutgers)
The Role of Plaintiffs in Private Law Institutions

Break (2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Daniel Markovits (Yale)
Promise Made Pure

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Yale Law School and University of Toronto Faculty of Law