September 30, 2011
Professor Jarrod Wong presented his article, "Arbitrating in the Ether of Intent," on Sept. 7, 2011, at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Legal Scholars at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England.
The SLS is the British equivalent of AALS, and his paper was selected for presentation in a worldwide call for papers by the society's Contract, Commercial and Consumer Law Section. In his paper, Wong discusses the extent to which the U.S. Supreme Court's contract-centered Federal Arbitration Act jurisprudence has been distorted by its reliance on (often nonexistent) parties' intent. The article lays out a case study of constructive intent and the limits of a consent-based theory of contract law.
Professor Wong, a member of McGeorge's faculty team on its $2 million USAID China experiential law project, was also an invitee to the British Institute of International and Comparative Law's Fifteenth Investment Treaty Forum a year ago. The Cambridge University graduate, a co-recipient of McGeorge's 2010 Sprankling Award for Legal Scholarship, teaches Contracts, International Arbitration, and Remedies in Sacramento.