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Peppet, Scott R Professor


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research overview

  • Scott Peppet has taught Contracts, Legal Negotiation, Counseling Family Enterprises, and Legal Ethics since 2000. His scholarship focuses in two areas: the ethics of alternative dispute resolution and privacy, technology and contract. In the former area he has published both an award-winning book — Beyond Winning (Harvard University Press) -- and various academic articles on the use of contingency fees by mediators, the use of mediation in transactions as opposed to disputes, and the ethics of collaborative law. His more recent scholarship on privacy, technology and contract has focused on the privacy problems of self-disclosure, the impact of new technologies on consumer contract law, and the ways in which technology is changing prostitution markets.


  • contracts,privacy, family business, deals, nonprofit law, transaction cost economics, technology


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courses taught

  • LAWS 7409 - Legal Negotiation
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Explores the fundamentals of effective negotiation techniques and policies for lawyers. Students engage in mock negotiations of several legal disputes.
  • LAWS 8701 - Seminar: Counseling Families in Business
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explores the legal aspects of owning, managing and participating in a successful family business system, including corporate structure, legal issues, succession planning and estate management, internal capital markets in private enterprise, ownership issues in private businesses, how lawyers can assist with family governance, planning for and managing family philanthropy, gender issues in family business and conflict resolution. Recommended prerequisites: LAWS 6104 and LAWS 6157 and LAWS 6211 and/or LAWS 7409.


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