Centre for the Study of European Contract Law

Contract Law & the Moral Limits of Markets

Summer school organised by the CSECL and ACCESS EUROPE

28June2017 01July2017 09:00

Course

The 2017 CSECL International Summer School will examine contractual aspects relating to basic question of the moral limits of markets.

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Most people believe that there are some things that should not be sold on markets, and that there are certain background conditions and terms that are antithetical to meaningful market exchange. The basic question of moral limits of markets has been a topic of debate among philosophers, legal scholars and economists. There are multitude of controversies over the moral limits of markets. From a legal standpoint, however, concrete answers are required to the question of what things and terms should be legally permissible.

This summer school invites a multidisciplinary exchange on questions at the intersection of contract law and the moral limits of markets. In a just society, what is the appropriate role of contract law in demarcating the moral limits of markets? And how ought a society treat exchanges that are morally controversial from a contractual perspective? The summer school engages these and other questions, including whether any moral limits of consumption should have a bearing on consumer contract law.

The participants will explore ‘Contract Law & the Moral Limits of Markets’ and will have opportunities to present, and link the teaching materials to, their own research.

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Programme

Wednesday
June 28

Morning

LUNCH

Afternoon

Inequality and the Problem of Porous Entitlements

Workshop by Aditi Bagchi

 

Participant Paper Discussions

Thursday
June 29

Morning

LUNCH

Afternoon

DINNER

Contractual Externalities Beyond Frontiers

Workshop by Lyn Tjon Soei Len

 

Participant Paper Discussions

Friday
June 30

Morning

LUNCH

Afternoon

Just Markets

Workshop by Hanoch Dagan

 

Participant Paper Discussions

Saturday
July 1

Morning

LUNCH

Afternoon

Immoral Contracts in a Pluralist Society

Workshop by Martijn Hesselink

 

Participant Paper Discussions (Tentative)

For whom?

We kindly invite advanced Masters students, Graduate/PhD students, Postdoctoral researchers and other junior scholars in law, philosophy, political science and economics to apply for the CSECL International Summer School. Participants should express an interest in private law, legal theory and/or philosophy of law, as the summer school will focus specifically in the role that contract law plays in demarcating moral limits of markets. Those admitted will be expected to attend all the sessions in order to benefit from the in depth discussions that the summer school aims to facilitate.

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