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The goals of private law

Author: Andrew Robertson; Hang Wu Tang
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart Pub., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays focuses on one of the most hotly contested issues in private law scholarship in the last 20 years: the function and purposes of private law.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Robertson; Hang Wu Tang
ISBN: 9781841139098 1841139092
OCLC Number: 303096576
Notes: "This book originated in the Fourth Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations, which was held at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in July 2008"--Preface.
Description: x, 516 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : goals rights and obligations / Andrew Robertson --
The mutually constitutive nature of public and private law / Mayo Moran --
What's private about private law? / William Lucy --
The role of duty of care in a rights-based theory of negligence law / Stephen Perry --
The rights of private law / Stephen A. Smith --
The conflict of rights / Robert Stevens --
Causation and the goals of tort law / Donal Nolan --
Looking outward or looking inward? Obligations scholarship in the early 21st century / Steve Hedley --
Treating like cases alike : principle and classification in private law / Charlie Webb --
Tort law, concepts and what really matters / Roderick Bagshaw --
Constraints on policy-based reasoning in private law / Andrew Robertson --
Negligent investigation : tort law as police ombudsman / Erika Chamberlain --
Deterrence in private law / Yock Lin Tan --
Justifying fiduciary allowances / Matthew Harding --
Gain-based remedies and the place of deterrence in the law of fiduciary obligations / Anthony Duggan --
The normative foundations of restitution for wrongs : justifying gain-based relief for nuisance / Craig Rotherham --
Just and unjust enrichments / Hanoch Dagan --
The rules of obligations / Emily Sherwin --
Storytelling in the law of unjust enrichment / Tang Hang Wu --
Demolishing the pyramid : the presence of basis and risk-taking in the law of unjust enrichment / Graham Virgo.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Robertson and Tang Hang Wu.

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