There’s a fantastic symposium issue out of NYU this month, devoted to evolution and innovation in contract terms. There are articles by the ridiculously productive trinity of Choi/Gulati/Posner, a wild piece by Kevin Davis on Contracts as Technology, and a very cool empirical paper by Marotta-Wurgler and Taylor on evolving terms in standard form contracting online. I’m obviously biased toward empirical work on this exact topic, so I’m a sucker for this stuff. But I do think that this kind of empirical and theoretical work is where contract scholarship should be heading in the next 10-20 years. Check it out.