Episode 16: Stewart Macaulay’s Enduring Influence on the Study of Contracts

Photo of Prof. Stewart Macaulay.A remotely-recorded podcast interview with Stewart Macaulay, Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Prof. Macaulay (SSRN; Law Repository) is internationally recognized as the leader of the law-in-action approach to the study of contracts. In this interview, he discusses a new book on his work, “Stewart Macaulay: Selected Works,” published in October by Springer. He tells stories from his lengthy time at Wisconsin and also talks about several lesser-known articles he has published.

For more on Prof. Macaulay and his work, see the book The Canon of American Legal Thought, ed. by David Kennedy and William W. Fisher III; Revisiting the Contracts Scholarship of Stewart Macaulay: On the Empirical and the Lyrical (collection of conference materials from conference on Macaulay’s work); and Conducting Law and Society Research: Reflections on Methods and Practices (includes interview with Prof. Macaulay).

Listen to the Episode

The interview was conducted on December 1, 2020. | 1:03:08 minutes; published December 16, 2020. Transcript file (PDF).

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