McGeorge School of Law

KCon XV Schedule

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law 15th Annual International Conference on Contracts
Feb. 20 to 23, 2020
Preliminary Outline Conference Schedule
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Welcome Dinner
Friday, Feb. 21, 2020
8 a.m. Shuttle Departs Sheraton for McGeorge
8:30 a.m. Registration and Buffet Breakfast
9 a.m. Introduction — Interim Dean Michael Colatrella
9:10 a.m. Welcome — Michael P. Malloy
9:15 a.m. Panel 1 — Contract Law and Social Morality
  • Peter M. Gerhart, John Homer Kapp Professor of Law Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Victor P. Goldberg, Jerome L. Greene Professor Emeritus of Transactional Law, Columbia Law School
  • James Gordley, W.R. Irby Chair in Law, Tulane University Law School
10:45 a.m. Break
11 a.m. Panel 2 — Pedagogical Issues in the Contracts Course
  • Chair & Speaker: Michael Hunter Schwartz, Interim Provost & Professor of Law, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • Jeffrey Proske, Associate Dean, Administration & Professor of Lawyering Skills, University of the Pacific. McGeorge School of Law
  • Miriam A. Cherry, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Engagement; Co-Director, Wefel Center for Employment Law Saint Louis University School of Law
    Contracts and the Real World
12:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch
1:30 p.m. Panel 3 — New Horizons: Contracting Around Gender
  • Hila Keren, Associate Dean for Research & Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School
    Vulnerability Matters: Transgender Parties and the Role of Contract Law
  • Orit Gan, Senior Lecturer, Sapir College, School of Law
    Feminist Economic Perspectives on Contract Law: Promissory Estoppel as an Example
  • Sidney DeLong, Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law
    Paradigm Shift: Non-Disclosure Agreements, #MeToo, and the Second Paradox of Blackmail
3 p.m. Coffee Break
3:15 p.m. Panel 4 — Comparative and International Perspectives
  • Chair: Jarrod Wong, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • Yehuda Adar, Senior Lecturer in Private Law Faculty of Law, University of Haifa
    Enforcing Fairness in Standard Form Consumer Contracts
  • Mitja Kovac, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Department of Law; Erasmus University Rotterdam, Department of Law
    Duty to re-negotiate in the international commercial law and its behavioral implications
  • Victor P. Goldberg, Jerome L. Greene Professor Emeritus of Transactional Law, Columbia Law School
    Some Issues on the Law of Direct Damages (US and UK)
  • Kristen Barnes, Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law
    Public Law Influences on European Private Law and Housing Markets
4:45 p.m. Reception — Student Center
5:45 p.m.

Dinner — Presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020 to John Andrew Spanogle, Jr., William Wallace Kirkpatrick Research Professor Emeritus of Law at George Washington University School of Law

Remarks by Professor Spanogle

8 p.m. Bus to Hotel
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
8 a.m. Shuttle Departs Sheraton for McGeorge
8:30 a.m. Arrival and Buffet Breakfast
  Welcome — Michael P. Malloy
8:45 a.m. Panel 5 — Contract Law and Social Policy
  • Daniel Barnhizer, Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs & Bradford Stone Faculty Scholar, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Adam Candeub, Professor of Law & Director of the Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program, Michigan State University College of Law
    Pray that I Don't Alter the Deal Further: Contract meets the Communications Decency Act § 230
  • Yonathan Arbel, Assistant Professor of Law. University of Alabama School of Law
    Payday
 Panel 6 — Nancy Kim's Consentability: Consent & Its Limits (Cambridge, 2019)
  • Chair: Danielle Kie Hart, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School
  • Nancy S. Kim, ProFlowers Distinguished Professor of Internet Studies & Professor of Law, California Western School of Law; Visiting Professor, Rady School of Management. UC San Diego
  • Stacy-Ann Elvy, Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law
  • Thomas W. Joo, Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law
  • Eric Zacks, Associate Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School
10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. Panel Session 7 — Fresh Looks at Fundamental Concepts
  • Allen Kamp, Professor Emeritus, John Marshall Law School, University of Illinois Chicago
    The Many Different Forms of Contract Consent
  • Brian McCall, Orpha and Maurice Merrill Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law
    Demystifying Unconscionability: An Historical and Empirical Approach
  • Nadelle Grossman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School
    ADR Negotiations and Transactional Negotiations: A Difference with Distinction
  • Daniele Bertolini, Assistant Professor, Law & Business Department, Ted Rogers School of Management Ryerson University
    On the outer boundaries of the doctrine of good faith in contractual performance
  • Wayne Barnes, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law
    The Curious Resistance to the Judicial Admissions Exception to the Statute of Frauds in the Common Law
Noon Buffet Lunch
1 p.m. Panel Session 8 — New Horizons

Craft Beer Law
  • Erin Archerd, Associate Professor of Law, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
    Conflict Brewing: Distribution Agreements in the Beer Industry
  • Daniel Croxall, Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Bot Contracts
  • Deborah R. Gerhardt, Associate Professor of Law, UNC School of Law
  • David Thaw, Associate Research Professor of Law and Assistant Research Professor of Computing & Information, University of Pittsburgh
2:30 p.m. Panel Session 9 — New Approaches to Contract Law
  • Kate Vitasek, Graduate & Executive Education Faculty, Halsam College of Business Administration, University of Tennessee
    A New Approach to Contracts
  • James Gordley, W.R. Irby Chair in Law, Tulane University Law School
    Rethinking Remedies for Breach of Contract
  • Henry Gabriel Jr., Professor of Law, Elon University School of Law
    Possible Permanent Editorial Board Commentary to Uniform Commercial Code Article 2: Salvaging the Core of the 2003 Amendments To U.C.C. Article 2
4 p.m. Closing — Classroom C
4:15 p.m. Shuttle Departs McGeorge for Sheraton
Evening On Own for Dinner
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020
9 a.m. Meet Bus at Sheraton Main Entrance
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Napa Valley Wine Visit with Lunch