« Call for Submissions: AALS New Voices in Administrative Law 2022 | Main | Teaching While Masked »

Friday, September 10, 2021

KCon 2021 - Contract v. Competition, October 1 via zoom

For all contract lovers -- see this free and open to all event - https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/2021/09/announcing-a-kcon-zoom-panel-employment-2021-k-v-competition.html with speakers Eric Posner, Evan Starr, John Harris and myself.

Post-employment restrictions are in the news. President Biden mentioned them in his July 9 executive order.  In July, the Uniform Law Commission approved a uniform act governing covenants not to compete.  Illinois, Nevada, and D.C. have recently enacted legislation.

Should competition law should play a role in regulating such terms?  This panel will generate wisdom in that regard.

Employment 2021: Contract v. Competition
Which Should Govern Freedom to Work?
A KCON Zoom Panel

Friday, October 1, 2021
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time

Unconscionability in Contracting for Worker Training
Jonathan F. Harris
Associate Professor of Law
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Bundling Postemployment Restrictive Covenants: When, Why, and How It Matters
Non-Disclosure Agreements and Externalities from Silence
Evan Starr
Associate Professor
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Boilerplate Collusion: Clause Aggregation, Antitrust Law & Contract Governance
Orly Lobel
Warren Distinguished Professor of Law
University of San Diego School of Law


Eric A. Posner
Kirkland & Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law
Arthur and Esther Kane Research Chair
University of Chicago Law School
Author of How Antitrust Failed Workers (and a batch of related articles)

Questions and Comments from the Floor

Please direct questions to Val Ricks, South Texas College of Law Houston, organizer and moderator, at [email protected].

To reserve a spot, please register in advance:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Posted by Orly Lobel on September 10, 2021 at 05:13 PM | Permalink


Post a comment