Category Archives: Ethics

Class No. 9 (meet the interns)

Welcome back from Spring Break! For our next class, we’re going to go back in time, back to the summer of ’04. That’s when Mark Zuckerberg relocated his new company to Northern California and brought along Facebook’s first two interns, … Continue reading

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The superfluous legal doctrine of consideration?

Note: This is the third of a series of blog posts in which we review Nate Oman’s new book The Dignity of Commerce: Markets and the Moral Foundation of Contract Law. As we mentioned in a previous post, Part I … Continue reading

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Morality distribution channels

Note: This is the second of several blog posts in which we review The Dignity of Commerce: Markets and the Moral Foundation of Contract Law, by Nathan B. Oman. In our previous post, we introduced Nate Oman’s book on “The … Continue reading

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Markets and morality (part 1)

Note: This is the first of six blog posts in which we review Nathan B. Oman’s book The Dignity of Commerce: Markets and the Moral Foundation of Contract Law, University of Chicago Press (2016). Nate Oman begins his beautiful book … Continue reading

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Spring break reading list

Here is what we are reading over our spring break: 1. Peter Thiel (with Blake Masters), Zero to one: notes on startups, or how to build the future. We teach business law and are currently writing several chapters of a … Continue reading

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Product placement 101

Matt Thomas just brought this beautiful TV ad to our attention via his blog. The ad in question is composed of a series of movie scenes featuring the iconic Rolex watch. (In several of these classic scenes, the actors actually refer to the … Continue reading

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Class No. 7 (Right and Wrong)

Thus far this semester, we have studied sources of law as well as three major areas of private law: contracts, torts, and property. In our next class, by contrast, we will focus on the extralegal domains of ethics and morality: … Continue reading

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