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Luke Herrine on Socializing Contracts

Season 1, Ep. 510

In this episode, Luke Herrine, a PhD candidate in Law at Yale Law School and Law and Political Economy Fellow, discusses his draft article "Socializing Contract." Herrine begins by explaining what he means by "socializing" and "de-socializing" contract law. He briefly describes the history of contract theory, and reflects on how modern contract theory tends to de-socialize contracts by conceptualizing them as purely private agreements, rather than reflections of political choices. He argues for a re-socialization of contract theory on realist terms, and explains how it would better serve our political needs. Herrine is on Twitter at @LDHerrine.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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