Margaret Jane Radin, The Deformation of Contract in the Information Society (February 3, 2017). Forthcoming in Oxford Journal of Legal Studies vol 37. Available at SSRN
The HLA Hart Memorial Lecture delivered at Oxford on May 24, 2016. The Lecture considers how the advent and growth of the information society is posing challenges for the traditional theories of contract, and for the duties of the State with regard to contractual ordering. In particular, the Lecture considers the lack of ‘fit’ between certain prevalent uses of contract and the underlying justification for contract enforcement.