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Abstracts and papers are available below the programme:

Programme

Session 1: September 7th 11.15 - 12.45 Howard Theatre

1A: Plenary Session
       narrowing the gap in commercial law between practice and academia

Rob Bradgate, ( Sheffield)
Zoe Ollerenshaw, (Sheffield)
Nick Johnson, Senior Partner, Glaisyers Solicitors LLP, Manchester
Sarah Young, Solicitor, Glaisyers Solicitors LLP, Manchester
Keith Rowley, William S. Boyd Professor of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, US

Session 2: September 7th 13.45 - 15.15 Howard Theatre

 Perspectives on Commercial Law

2A  Séverine Saintier, ( Sheffield) Caroline Lardaud, (University of Lyon)
      The Protection for the Legitimate Expectations: Exporting the Concept Behind Promissory Estoppel to French Contract Law?
2B  Sean Thomas, ( Leicester)
        Does the Right to Reject Under Sale of Good Act 1979 s30 provide a right to repudiate?
2C  Laura Macgregor,( Edinburgh)
       The Nature of Agency Law
2D . Larry A. DiMatteo (University of Florida),
        Cycle theory of legal development: Of Maine and Issacs.

Session 3 September 8th 09.30 - 11.00 Howard Theatre

Contract Law,

3A  George Siedel,( Thurnau Professor of Business Law, University of Michigan)
        Proactive contracting
3B  Andrew Dyson, (Oxford )
        Mitigation in the Law of Contract
3C  Masood Ahmed, ( Birmingham City)
        Construing Commercial Contract: Time for Reform
3D  Jarrod Wong, (Associate Professor of Law, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law)
        The US Supreme Court and the Federal Arbitration Act: A case Study of Constructive Intent and the Limits of a Consent-Based Theory of Contract Law

Session 4 September 8th 11.30 - 13.00 Howard Theatre

Consumer Law,

4A  Nancy Kim, (Visiting Professor, Ohio State University)
       The Role of Contract Design
4B  Christine Riefa, ( Brunel)
        Latest Development Concerning Online Auctions in the Proposal for a Directive on Consumer Rights: A Better Deal for Consumers?
4C 
Eboni Nelson,( Associate Professor of Law, University of South Carolina)
        From the School House to the Poor House: The Credit C
ard Act's Failure to Adequately Protect Young Consumers
4D  Piotr Tereszkiewicz, (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)
       Pre-Contractual duty to Warn in Contracts Relating to Financial Transactions: A Comparative and European Perspective

Available Papers and Abstracts

The Common European Sales Law and the Sale of Goods Act compared by Hector MacQueen.
The Common European Sales Law and the Sale of Goods Act compared by Hector MacQueen.
Explaining the Avoidable Loss Rule of Mitigation by Andrew Dyson.
Explaining the Avoidable Loss Rule of Mitigation by Andrew Dyson.
Why do we have a doctrine of mitigation? by Andrew Dyson.
Construing Commercial Contracts: Time For Reform by Masood Ahmed.
Cycle Theory of Legal Development: Of Maine And Isaacs by Larry A. DiMatteo.
The Role of Contract Design by Nancy S. Kim.
The nature of agency law by Laura Macgregor.
From The Schoolhouse To The Poorhouse: The Credit Card Act's Failure To Adequately Protect Young Consumers by Eboni S. Nelson.
Latest development concerning online auctions in the proposal for a Directive on Consumer Rights: a better deal for consumers? by Christine Riefa.
The protection of the legitimate expectations: exporting the concept behind promissory estoppel to French contract Law? by Caroline Lardaud and Séverine Saintier.
Pre-contractual duty to warn in contracts relating to financial transactions – a comparative and European perspective by Piotr Tereszkiewicz .
Does the right to reject under SGA s30 provide a right to repudiate? by Sean Thomas.
The U.S. Supreme Court And The Federal Arbitration Act: A Case Study Of Constructive Intent And The Limits Of A Consent-Based Theory Of Contract Law by Jarrod Wong.
Proactive Contracting to Achieve Competitive Advantage by George J. Siedel and Helena Haapio.