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Calleros contributes to law blog

May 31, 2013

In May, professor Charles Calleros contributed an essay as an invited participant in a Contracts Law blog symposium of reactions to Professor Peggy Radin's newly published book, "Boilerplate:  Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and Rule of Law."

Calleros's essay, "Boilerplate Symposium Part XIII: Charles Calleros on the Reasonable Expectations of Consumers," is one of a series of posts reviewing the book, in which Radin argues that consumers typically do not provide full consent to standard form contracts with lengthy boilerplate clauses that are not subject to negotiation.

Calleros argues for a three-fold response to abusive boilerplate clauses: market remedies, such as loss of reputation in web reviews, leading to abusive firms losing business; an expanded "reasonable expectations" doctrine, which would provide firms with a legal incentive to bring potentially objectionable clauses specifically to consumers' attention; and the education of consumers.

To read the blog post, click here.

Calleros’ research interests include international and comparative contract law, international conflict of laws, the intersection of free speech with race and gender discrimination, and various issues regarding legal education. At ASU, he teaches Contracts, International Contracts, Civil Rights Legislation and Legal Method and Writing using his own published textbooks for Contracts and Legal Method and Writing. At the Universite Paris Descartes, he annually teaches short courses in Common Law Legal Method, Comparative and International Contracts and International Conflict of Laws.