Washington Law Review


Contract as Pattern Language

December 01, 2013 | 88 Wash. L. Rev. 1323

(Excerpt) Scholars and practitioners routinely talk about the “architecture” of individual contracts. Many observers have also noted the broad-brush similarity between the drafting of legal contracts and computer programming or coding. It is strange, then, that contract law scholarship
has overlooked part of the landmark literature linking design in architecture and computer code.

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