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Published on Jul 9, 2019
Are all promises legally enforceable? What difference is there between a moral obligation to honor a promise and a promise that is legally binding? Professor Richard Epstein of NYU School of Law gives the rough social distinction that is made, then discusses the components of legally enforceable transactions, including quid pro quo and one-sided arrangements between parties.
Professor Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Professor of Law Emeritus and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago.
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