Overheard at AALS

Dave Hoffman

Dave Hoffman is the Murray Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple Law School. He specializes in law and psychology, contracts, and quantitative analysis of civil procedure. He currently teaches contracts, civil procedure, corporations, and law and economics.

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6 Responses

  1. The weirdest sentence I overheard at AALS was “Have you ever been in a short-distance relationship?”

  2. Nate Oman says:

    “Purple: Members of your blog. Shouldn’t you know who they are?”

    Wait! Were you the guy who kept talking to me as I was walking down Canal Street?!?

  3. dave hoffman says:


    I’m sorry, I thought I’d introduced myself. Maybe you were worried I was a red tag?

  4. David Bernstein says:

    Funny. One more: Gold–someone you met once more than ten years ago, but who will treat you like an old friend while you try to remember who the hell he/she is.

  5. Lawrence Cunningham says:

    More like a 3,000 hour per year job than a 9-month job, if you want to perform it reasonably well.

  6. Frank says:

    As for the googlers; they may be interested in these articles:

    Robert Sprague, Googling Job Applicants: Incorporating Personal Information into Hiring Decisions, 23 LAB. LAW. 19, 38 (2007) (stating that Internet searches allow prospective employers to discover candidate information that would be prohibited through traditional pre-screening mediums)

    Robert Sprague, Rethinking Information Privacy in an Age of Online Transparency, 25 HOFSTRA LAB. & EMP. L.J. 395, 399 (2008)