Sixth Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations:

Challenging Orthodoxy

Hosted by The Faculty of Law at Western University

London, Ontario, Canada

July 17-20, 2012

The Faculty of Law at Western University is pleased to be hosting the Sixth Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations. The conference will bring together leading scholars in tort, contract, equity and unjust enrichment from throughout the common law world.

The theme of the conference is "Challenging Orthodoxy." We have prepared an academic program in which professors, graduate students and eminent practitioners will challenge established common law rules and suggest new approaches to both old and emerging problems. The plenary speakers are Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Justice Thomas Cromwell (Supreme Court of Canada), Melvin Eisenberg (Berkeley), John Goldberg (Harvard), Andrew Robertson (Melbourne), Ernest Weinrib (Toronto), Richard Wright (Chicago-Kent), and Ben Zipursky (Fordham).

The Obligations Conference originated at the University of Melbourne in 2002, and has since become one of the leading private law conferences in the common law world. The biennial conferences have been held at the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland, and the National University of Singapore. Most recently,  Obligations V was held at the University of Oxford. 2012 will mark the first time that the conference will be held in North America.

The conference will be held at the the world-class Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre. The Centre has a limited number of rooms, so attendees are encouraged to reserve their rooms early. All academic and social events will be held on site. Accommodation information can be found here.

Conference registration is now open.

Obligations VI is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

We look forward to welcoming you to London, Ontario.


Stephen Pitel, Jason Neyers, Erika Chamberlain
Faculty of Law, Western University


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