This book is the product of extended research by five scholars working in the area of private international law. It provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the jurisprudence surrounding the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). As of 1st January 2004, 62 countries have adopted the CISG as their countries' international sales law. Since the introduction of the CISG fifteen years ago, a critical mass of interpretive jurisprudence has developed, and, given its importance now as the world's preeminent sales law, the authors believed that a fresh analysis of the evolving case and arbitral law was now needed. The analysis in the book is undertaken at two levels - the practical interpretation of the CISG and the theoretical limits of interpretation of supranational conventions.
Larry A. DiMatteo is a graduate of the Cornell and Harvard Law Schools. He is the author of many law review articles and four books mostly in the area of contract law and theory. His books include Contract Theory: The Evolution of Contractual Intent (Michigan State University Press 1998) and The Law of International Contracting (Kluwer, 2000). Lucien J. Dhooge is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of the Pacific. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law and his LL.M from Georgetown University Law Center. Before coming to the University of the Pacific, he spent eleven years in practice with the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. and with private firms in Denver. Stephanie Greene is Assistant Professor of Business Law at Boston College. She is a graduate of Boston College Law School where she served as Executive Editor of the Boston College Law Review. She has practiced law in the Real Estate department at Hale & Dorr in Boston and continues to serve as counsel to the firm of Green & Hoffman where she specializes in civil litigation. Virginia G. Maurer is the Hubert Hurst Professor of Business Law and Legal Studies at the University of Florida. She is the Director of The Poe Center for Business Ethics at the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. She also was the Editor in Chief of the American Business Law Journal. Marisa Anne Pagnattaro is Assistant Professor in Legal Studies at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. She was a litigation attorney with Kilpatrick and Cody (now known as Kilpatrick Stockton LLP) where her practice was devoted to corporate and securities litigation. Dr Pagnattaro is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Georgia Bar Journal.
1. Introduction; 2. CISG methodology and jurisprudence; 3. Formation: writing requirements; 4. Formation: offer and acceptance rules; 5. Obligations of buyers; 6. Obligations of sellers; 7. Common obligations of buyers and sellers; 8. Breach of contract by seller; 9. Breach of contract by buyer; 10. Damages, excuses, and preservation; 11. Summary and observations.
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