June 11, 2014

The Aesthetics of Contract Law

Kenneth K. Ching, Regent University School of Law, has published Beauty and Ugliness in Offer and Acceptance. Here is the abstract.

This essay applies classical aesthetics to the contract doctrine of offer and acceptance. It argues that contract law can be understood, analyzed, and improved using three criteria of beauty: proportion, integrity, and clarity. Based on these criteria, this essay (1) argues that the traditional doctrine of offer and acceptance is beautiful, (2) argues that UCC §2-207 is ugly and fails to improve upon offer and acceptance, and (3) suggests improvements for UCC §2-207.
Download the essay from SSRN at the link. 

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