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Ken Adams Talks to John Coyle about Eliminating Contract Boilerplate Confusion.

Updated: Apr 12, 2020

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Ken Adams recently received a shock to the system. He was part of two law review articles that are relevant to what he does, both written by John F. Coyle, professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law. That was enough to prompt Ken to ask John to appear on the City of Contracts podcast. Ken and John's conversation focuses on the role of boilerplate in contracts: the challenges of interpreting it and how we might eliminate the confusion.  

John Coyle serves as the Reef C. Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law.  He has written extensively about contract interpretation and the relationship between contract law and conflict of laws.  His scholarship has appeared in the Duke Law Journal, the Iowa Law Review, and the William & Mary Law Review, among others. In 2015, he received the Frederick B. McCall Award for teaching excellence from the graduating class at Carolina Law.

Prior to law school, Coyle attended Yale Law School where he was a symposium editor on the Yale Law Journal, an articles editor on the Yale Journal of International Law, and the recipient of the William K.S. Wang Prize and the Jewell Prize. After graduating from law school, Coyle clerked for Judge Reena Raggi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He also practiced law in the corporate group at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC, and taught legal writing at Harvard Law School.

Thank you John for joining us for this conversation.

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