Commercial contracts are sometimes ruefully described as “documents written by lawyers, for lawyers,” artifacts of a negotiated exchange wrapped tightly in pages of clauses intended to insulate the agreement against litigation attacks. Yet this verbal padding decreases accessibility, functionality, and efficiency. Reforms to the classic forms and mentality surrounding contracting have recently been proposed, several of which look to insights and methods outside the legal system. This chapter describes two branches of those efforts: information design and computer codification. Considered separately, each could be helpful. When combined, however, and especially when employed using the values and goals of Proactive/Preventive Law, these methods can enhance communication, participation, and usefulness across the entire life-cycle of contracting: assessment of needs, gathering background resources, negotiation, commitment, implementation/monitoring, adjustment, and sometimes dispute resolution. Although challenging to integrate, better design and codification re-conceptualize contracting as a process for gathering and sharing information toward generating value and managing human and business enterprise.
|Otsikko||Legal Tech, Smart Contracts and Blockchain|
|Toimittajat||Marcelo Corrales, Mark Fenwick, Helena Haapio|
|DOI - pysyväislinkit|
|Tila||Julkaistu - 25 huhtikuuta 2019|
|OKM-julkaisutyyppi||A3 Kirjan osa tai toinen tutkimuskirja|
|Nimi||Perspectives in Law, Business and Innovation|
Barton, T. D., Haapio, H., Passera, S., & Hazard, J. G. (2019). Successful Contracts: Merging Design and Technology. teoksessa M. Corrales, M. Fenwick, & H. Haapio (Toimittajat), Legal Tech, Smart Contracts and Blockchain (Sivut 63-91). (Perspectives in Law, Business and Innovation). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6086-2_3