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IV. Substantive Contractual Justice
(16,924 words)

Volume VII: Contracts in General | Chapter 9 (1992): The Formation of Contracts

Completed in June 1991

Arthur T. von Mehren

A. Introduction

62. General observations. – The problem of contractual justice is complex and pervasive.1 In its procedural aspect, contractual justice is a fundamental concern of contract law. Contractual ordering should “be done by parties who act with a degree of awareness, independence, and responsibility.”2 Many aspec…

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Arthur T. von Mehren, “IV. Substantive Contractual Justice”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 06 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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