March 18, 2008
Professor Kojo Yelpaala has written a thought-provoking article that has garnered national attention. His article, "Legal Consciousness and Contractual Obligations," has been published in the new volume of the McGeorge Law Review, 39 McGeorge L. Rev. 193 (2007).
It examines the moral foundations for contractual obligations by exploring a simple question: Where do human beings get the idea that they must perform their promises? Based upon the article's content, Owen Jones, Professor of Law and Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University, has invited Yelpaala to join the Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law (SEAL). There are 400 SEAL members from 22 different countries. Disciplines represented in the prestigious organization include law, biology, psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, and philosophy.