From: Stephen Pitel <>
Date: 24/09/2015 18:16:23 UTC
Subject: ODG: US Blog - New Private Law


Apologies if you've seen this already (the more so if through this very list!).  In a partial and weak defence of my memory, I asked Jason and he did not remember seeing it either.

Members of this list might find the following legal blog to be of interest:

The blog is part of a project on private law, described on the website as follows:

The Project on the Foundations of Private Law is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to the academic investigation of private law. “Private law” embraces the traditionally common law subjects (property, contracts, and torts), as well as related subjects that are more heavily statutory, such as intellectual property and commercial law. It also includes areas of study that are today less familiar to students and scholars, including unjust enrichment, restitution, equity, and remedies. The Project aims to further study of these areas, their relationships to and distinctiveness from each other, and questions about the status and nature of private law as a whole. The Project draws on multiple disciplines outside law, including economics, history, cognitive science, and philosophy. It also encourages comparative work, especially involving Commonwealth and civil-law systems with explicit notions of private law.

The blog has been running since April.  Here is a link to the initial post:


Western Law

Professor Stephen G.A. Pitel
Faculty of Law, Western University
(519) 661-2111 ext 88433