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International Conference on Contracts

The 7th Annual International Conference on Contracts will be hosted by the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in its new state of the art facility in San Diego California on March 2 & 3, 2012.

In the fine tradition of previous conferences held at Stetson, UNLV, McGeorge, South Texas, Texas Wesleyan and Gloucester, England, this conference will provide scholars and teachers at all experience levels the opportunity to present, discuss and receive feedback on a wide spectrum of scholarship. Articles recently published, articles-accepted-but-not-yet-published, works-in-progress, not yet fully formed ideas for scholarship or pedagogical innovations are welcome. The conference also provides an eagerly anticipated annual opportunity to network with colleagues, potential collaborators and mentors from the U.S. and around the globe.

Call For Papers and Panels: We invite paper, presentation and panel proposals exploring any aspect of contract law, theory and policy. The topic range is deliberately broad to permit an as full as possible exploration of contractual themes. Past programs have thus included panels on “traditional” contracts topics (e.g. remedies, formation, defenses, etc), on contract-related subjects (insurance, consumer law, commercial law, dispute resolution, family law and restitution), and from a rich variety perspectives (historical, jurisprudential, empirical, institutional, law-and-economics, international and comparative contracting and others). We also solicit volunteers to serve as moderators or discussants for panels that are not “pre-packaged”.

Participation: As many presenters, moderators, and discussants will be accommodated as possible. Junior scholars and those working in non-U.S. legal systems in particular are encouraged to propose papers or panels and to volunteer to serve as discussants or moderators. Anyone wishing to attend to enjoy the conference without presenting or serving as a discussant or moderator is also welcome. There is no publication requirement for conference participants.

Proposal Submissions: To propose a presentation or panel, please email a title, brief description, and any supporting materials to Professor Eniola Akindemowo at, (copying please) by the (newly extended) deadline of Friday January 20, 2012. If your interest is to discuss or moderate, let us know (indicating your interests and availability) by Friday, January 20, 2012 also. All proposals received by the January 20 deadline will be evaluated and we will try to accommodate all requests to discuss or moderate. Proposals and requests received after the January 20 deadline will be entertained on a space-available-basis.

General conference inquiries should be directed to


Early Bird (Before Feb. 1, 2012): $250

Standard Registration (From Feb 1, 2012 onward): $270

The conference registration fee is $270.  An early bird rate of $250 will be applied to all registrations completed by January 31, 2012.

The registration fee covers the costs of a continental breakfast, lunch and tea breaks on both days, a reception dinner on the Friday, and conference materials.


The Marriott, conveniently located in the historic Gaslamp District near TJSL, is holding a block of rooms at the conference rate of S155/night (plus tax) until the end of January 2012. Attendees are advised to register early to ensure secure a booking at the specially discounted rate.  Although specially negotiated for conference attendees, the availability of this conference rate to a greater number of registrants will be more likely if early registrations are robust.

You may reserve your room online or by calling Marriott Reservations at 1.800.266.9432 and mention the “7th International Contracts Conference.”


Proposals and Participation Requests Due:  Friday, January 20, 2012 Papers and Presentations in Final Form Due:  Friday, February 10, 2012

Conference Begins:  Friday, March 2, 2012 Conference Ends:  Saturday, March 3, 2012

Conference Program:

The conference program will take place between approximately 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily.

View the Conference Program.

For more information, please contact Donna Gehlken at or Eniola Akindemowo at

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