Course Information and First Assignment – Contracts 7 – Prof. Rakoff

Course Information and First Assignment for Contracts 7 – Professor Todd Rakoff – Fall 2011:  There will be one casebook and one source materials supplement for this course:  (1) Steven J. Burton, “Principles of Contract Law” – Third Edition (2006), and (2) Steven J. Burton & Melvin A. Eisenberg (eds.), “Contract Law: Selected Source Materials” – 2011 Edition.  (They are available at the Law School Coop.)  For our first meeting on Wednesday, August 31, please read pages 1-16 in the casebook and the provisions of the Restatement of Contracts (which can be found in the supplement) that are referred to in those pages.  I would appreciate your not bringing laptops (or comparable electronic devices) to class this semester.

Seminar on International Finance

The research Seminar on International Finance, co-taught by Professors Jackson and Scott, has limited openings for J.D. students. While students are free to write papers on topics of their own choosing, the Seminar will concentrate this year on international coordination of regulatory policy and the European debt crisis.  A number of prominent speakers will be guest lecturers, including Simon Gleeson, Partner, Clifford Chance, London, Mark Sobel, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Monetary and Financial Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Jürgen Stark, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank, Eddy Wymeersch, Chairman, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and Zhu Min, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund.  The Seminar meets periodically over the course of the Fall and Spring semesters.  Many past papers have been published.  The Seminar is by permission only. To apply, send a statement of interest to  hscott at or  hjackson at

Fall Research Assistant needed

Mark Barnes, Lecturer on Law, is seeking a research assistant for the Fall semester to assist with identifying materials for a new Spring  course offering, The Law of Federal Funding Flows.  This work will require from 5 to 10 hours per week during the Fall semester, and would expose the student to a number of areas of administrative and constitutional law relating to federal funding of private activity in such areas as health care, public health, defense procurement, agriculture and research.   Anyone interested should contact Mr Barnes at  mark_barnes at