Stephen Smith

McGill University - Faculty of Law

James McGill Professor

3644 Peel Street

Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W9

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (41)

1.

Contract Theory: 'Introduction to General Theories' and 'the Justification of Contractual Obligations'

Stephen Smith, CONTRACT THEORY, Oxford University Press, 2004
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 23 Jul 2004
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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contract theory, contract law, legal theory

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Unjust Enrichment: Nearer to Tort than Contract

PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF UNJUST ENRICHMENT, Oxford University Press, 2009
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2008
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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unjust enrichment, restitution, contract, tort, remedies, damages

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'The Reasonable Expectations of the Parties': An Unhelpful Concept

Stephen Smith, "The Reasonable Expectations of the Parties: An Unhelpful Concept" (2010) 48 Canadian Business LJ 366.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 26 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2016
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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contract, reasonable expectations, contract interpretation

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Rights, Remedies, and Causes of Action

STRUCTURE AND JUSTIFICATION IN PRIVATE LAW: ESSAYS FOR PETER BIRKS, C. Rickett, R. Grantham, eds. pp. 405-421, Hart Publishing, 2008
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2009
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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remedies, court orders, contract, tort, unjust enrichment

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Troubled Foundations for Private Law: A Review Essay of 'The Foundations of Private Law' by James Gordley

Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2009
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2008
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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legal theory, private law, comparative law, tort, contract, unjust enrichment

6.

A Map of the Common Law?

Canadian Business Law Journal, Vol. 40, pp. 364-383, 2004
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Dec 2004
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Common law, private law, legal theory, classification

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Rights-Threats, Wrongs and Injustices: The Common Law’s Causes of Action

(2017) 27 New Zealand Universities Law Review 1033
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 16 Jan 2018
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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remedies, private law, damages, specific performance, injunctions, contract, tort, equity, restitution

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The Deed Not the Motive: Fiduciary Law Without Loyalty

P. Miller and A. Gold, eds., Contract, Status, and Fiduciary Law, Oxford, O.U.P., 2016, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 22 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2016
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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fiduciary law, contract, loyalty, damages, disgorgement of profits

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Why Courts Make Orders (and What this Tells Us About Damages)

Current Legal Problems, Vol. 64, pp. 51-87, 2011
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2016
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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damages, private law, legal theory

10.

The Normativity of Private Law

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, pp. 1-28, 2011
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Mar 2011
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Private law, legal theory, law and economics

11.

Substitutionary Damages

JUSTIFYING PRIVATE LAW REMEDIES, Charles Rickett, ed., pp. 93-114, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2008
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 Mar 2009
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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damages, remedies, contract, tort, specific performance

12.

Form and Substance in Equitable Remedies

A Robertson & M Tilbury, eds, Divergences in Private Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2016) 321-42
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Jul 2016
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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remedies, private law, private law theory

13.

Rights and Remedies: A Complex Relationship

CIAJ 2009 Annual Conference, TAKING REMEDIES SERIOUSLY - LES RECOURS ET LES MESURES DE REDRESSEMENT: UNE AFFAIRE SÉRIEUSE - CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE - INSTITUT CANADIEN D'ADMINISTRATION DE LA JUSTICE, p. 33, 2009
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Feb 2012
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Justice, legal remedies, law, Canadian, Canada, CIAJ, ICAJ, Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, Institut canadien d’administration de la justice

14.

Contracting Under Pressure: A Theory of Duress

(1997) 56 Cambridge Law Journal 343-373.
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 15 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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contract law, private law, duress, coercion

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Contracts for the Benefit of Third Parties: In Defence of the Third Party Rule

(1997) 17 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 643-663.
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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contract law, privity of contract, third party rule

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In Defence of Substantive Fairness

Law Quarterly Review, Vol. 112, pp. 138-158, 1996
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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contract law, contract theory, private law, substantive fairness

17.

The Structure of Remedial Law

Research Handbook on Private Law Remedies, D Campbell & R Halson, eds. (Edward Elgar, 2019 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 06 Oct 2018
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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remedies, private law, private law theory, tort law, contract law

18.

Comparative Legal Scholarship as Ordinary Legal Scholarship

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 Oct 2012
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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comparative law, legal scholarship

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Concurrent Liability in Contract and Unjust Enrichment

(1999) 115 Law Quarterly Review 245-264.
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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contract, unjust enrichment, restitution, private law

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'The Reliance Interest in Contract Damages' and the Morality of Contract Law

(2001) 1 Issues in Legal Scholarship: Article 1, 1-38
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 25 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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contract law, remedies, damages, contract theory

21.

Remedies for Breach of Contract: One Principle or Two?

Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014) G Klass, G Letsas, & P Saprai, eds. 341-361.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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remedies, contract law, remedies for breach of contract, philosophy of contract law, damages

22.

The Law of Damages: Rules for Citizens or Rules for Courts?

CONTRACT DAMAGES: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES, D. Saidov, R. Cunnington, eds., Hart Publishing, 2008
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 Apr 2009
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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damages, contract, tort, private law theory

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Towards a Theory of Contract

Oxford Essays in Jurisprudence 4th series (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), Jeremy Horder, ed., 107-129.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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contract, contract theory, promissory theories, private law theory

24.

The Limits of Contract

Exploring Contract Law, Jason Neyers, Richard Bronaugh, and Stephen Pitel, eds., Hart Publishing, 2009
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Oct 2012
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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contract law, contract law theory, private law theory, contract remedies

25.

Rights, Wrongs, and Injustices: The Structure of Remedial Law - Introductory Text

Stephen A. Smith - Rights, Wrongs, and Injustices: The Structure of Remedial Law (Oxford University Press, 2019)
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 08 Jan 2020
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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remedies, private law, damages, specific performance, injunctions, private law theory

26.

Performance, Punishment, and the Nature of Contractual Obligation

(1997) 60 Modern Law Review 360-377
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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contract law, remedies, damages, specific performance, contract theory

27.

The Rights of Private Law

Andrew Robertson & Hang Wu (eds) The Goals of Private Law (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2009) 113-138
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Oct 2012
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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private law, legal theory, corrective justice, legal pluralism

28.

Duties, Liabilities and Damages

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 125, No. 1727, p. 2012
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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damages, remedies, private law, private law theory, tort law, contract law

29.

Taking Torts Seriously

Stephen A Smith, 'Taking Torts Seriously', University of Toronto Law Journal (2020)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Feb 2021
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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civil recourse, legal theory, private lave theory, remedies, tort law

30.

A Duty to Make Restitution?

(2013) 26 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 157-179.
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 15 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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restitution, unjust enrichment, remedies, private law, private law theory

31.

Intermediate and Comprehensive Justifications for Legal Rules

Simone Degeling, Michael Crawford, Nicholas Tiverios (eds.), Justifying Private Rights, Hart Publishing, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Oct 2020
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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rules, legal reasoning, comprehensive justifications, intermediate justifications, rights, legal theory

32.

Duties to Try and Duties to Succeed

Defences in Tort, (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2015) A Dyson, J Goudkamp, & F Wilmot-Smith, eds. 63-83.
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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tort law, remedies, private law, private law theory, fault

33.

Rule-Based Rights and Court-Ordered Rights

Andrew Robertson & Donal Nolan (eds), Rights and Private Law (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2011) 221
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 11 Oct 2012
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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private law, remedies, legal theory, private law rights

34.

Rights, Remedies, and Normal Expectancies in Tort and Contract

(1997) 113 Law Quarterly Review 426-432
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 27 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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remedies, tort, contract, damages, private law theory

35.

The Significance of a Civil Wrong

Civil Wrongs and Justice in Private Law, Paul Miller & John Oberdiek, eds, (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 May 2019 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2019
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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remedies, private law, civil wrong, private law theory, damages, tort law, contract

36.

Justifying the Law of Unjust Enrichment

Texas Law Review, Vol. 79, p. 2177-2197, 2001
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 25 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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restitution, unjust enrichment, remedies

37.

Taking Law Seriously

(2000) 50 University of Toronto Law Journal 241-259.
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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private law, classification, doctrinal scholarship

38.

Reconstructing Restraint of Trade

(1995) 15 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 565-595
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 26 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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restraint of trade, restrictive covenants, contract law

39.

Future Freedom and Freedom of Contract

(1996) 59 Modern Law Review 167-187.
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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Contracts, contract law, remedies, private law theory

40.

The Structure of Unjust Enrichment Law: Is Restitution a Right or a Remedy?

(2003) 36 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 1037-1062.
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 24 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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restitution, unjust enrichment, remedies

41.

The Restatement of Liabilities in Restitution

The Restatement Third, Restitution and Unjust Enrichment: Comparative and Critical Essays (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2013) C Mitchell & W Swadling, eds. 227-250.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 Nov 2015
Stephen Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law
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restitution, unjust enrichment, restatement, private law, private law theory