Other E-Discussions Out There

This is a blog for commercial lawyers. Three other blogs (or rather, one blog and two discussion lists) help keep us well-informed and deserve a plug.

First, there’s a new North American blog based at Harvard, entitled New Private Law: Project on the Foundations of Private Law. Started brilliantly and promises well. Go to http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/nplblog/

Second, the Association of American Law Schools’ AALS Contracts listserv. Mainly US, but some English and European input too. A listserv is essentially an email exchange facility. If you have a thought, you send it to their composite email address (aalscontracts@lists.umn.edu) and it automatically goes to all subscribers. Long threads can build up. You have to be a subscriber to participate. To become one, send an email to listserv@lists.umn.edu with just the wording SUBSCRIBE AALSCONTRACTS in the message body. Enquiries to the list owner at aalscontracts-request@lists.umn.edu. You get a steady trickle of emails, which occasionally becomes a gush when something sexy comes up.

Third, there’s the Obligations Discussion Group (ODG). Also a listserv; same principles as above. Run by the excellent Prof Jason Neyers at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. English and Commonwealth predominantly; some US. Intelligent, informal and fun. To join, contact Jason Neyers at jneyers@uwo.ca. A bit like London buses: you can go a long time with nothing at all and then your inbox gets deluged with argument for a few hours.

Andrew Tettenborn

24.09.2015

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