Welcome! My name is Yonathan Arbel and I am an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Alabama. My areas of expertise are in contracts, commercial law, and torts. I teach classes and seminars in contracts, contract theory, and secured transactions. I enjoy thinking about social problems using the tools of law, economics, and sociology, and my work combines both theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of law.

My writings can be found here. I am also happy to respond to media inquires in my areas of expertise, litigation consultations, and questions by aspiring academics. For questions, you can reach me using this link.

The posts section of this blog is used to keep in touch with students and to keep track of stray thoughts. Nothing here represents any formal or professional stance and some ideas are just explored for the sake of exploration.

I am an avid believer that feedback is a true form of generosity. To encourage that, I also welcome anonymous communications, which can be sent through this link.

Some dueling advice to the insulted gentleman (John Wilson, 1858):
Get yourself a good second, a friend who acts both as a mediator, administrator, and sometimes will duel in your stead.

Sorry, you don’t get to name the time and place anymore!

Is there a search engine for words in the “semantic space” of a given word? Like, ‘brittle’ is often used around words like windows, glass, deformation, malleability, fracture, etc.?

Finally, some decent security questions. Only problem is that I keep confusing the velocity of different swallows

Spencer Williams, Contracts as Systems, Forthcoming Delaware J. Corp. L. (2020)

Sure, contracts are complicated. Williams argues that they are also complex.



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