WVU Law at SEALS: Wednesday July 31, 2019

This week, WVU Law faculty members are presenting and discussing their scholarship at the SEALS-Annual-Conference-Program_2019 in Boca Raton, Florida. On Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Dean Gregory Bowman, Professor Vincent Cardi, and Director of the Center for Consumer Law and Education  Jonathan Marshall participated in discussion groups at the conference.

Dean Bowman participated in a discussion group titled "Deans Giving Advice to Newer Law Professors" moderated by Professor Jennifer Bard of University of Cincinnati College of Law.

From the program:

In what has become an annual tradition, the Beginning and Newer Law Teachers Committee is providing a discussion group in which law school deans answer the questions of newer law professors. These range from questions about office politics, choosing a mentor, productivity, teaching new classes, and dealing with student requests. The deans involved come from diverse backgrounds and provide different perspectives on the universal challenges faced by new and newer law professors.

Professor Cardi and Mr. Marshall participated in a discussion group titled "The Future of Consumer Contracts" moderated Professor Todd Clark of North Carolina Central University School of Law.

From the program:

Technology and efficiency have led to increased use of form contracts that by definition stifle negotiation. This group explores benefits to companies and consumers balanced against dangers—expected and unexpected—that lie beyond the shrink wrap or nestled in a pop-up. How can form contracts advance access to greater goods and services without overly forcing arbitration, waiver of rights, and curtailed remedies? The American Law Institute has completed a draft Restatement project in a subset of this area that is moving toward ALI membership approval. This discussion group offers commentary on recent scholarly and judicial developments, enforcement issues, reform efforts, and crowd-sourced demands for more consumer-friendly clauses.