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Felipe Jiménez

Felipe Jiménez

Assistant Professor of Law and Philosophy

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 423
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Last Updated: August 26, 2019




Felipe Jiménez focuses his research in the areas of private law, legal and political philosophy, and comparative private law. He teaches contracts and private law theory. 

His dissertation, The Pluralism of Contract: A Theory of Contract Law, offers a novel account of contract law's foundations and of their impact on contractual parties' rights and duties as well as the theory of adjudication. 

Jiménez graduated, summa cum laude, from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and holds LLM (Legal Theory) and JSD degrees from New York University. Before joining USC Gould in 2019, he worked for the international arbitration practice of Covington and Burling LLP. He also practiced as a commercial litigator in Chile and taught contracts, torts and unjust enrichment at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.

 

Articles and Book Chapters

  • "Against Parochialism in Contract Theory: A Response to Brian Bix," Ratio Juris 32 (2019): 233. - (SSRN) - (www)
  • "Is the Principle Against Unjust Enrichment a Principle of Justice?," forthcoming in E. Pereira (ed), Fundamentos Filosóficos del Derecho Civil Chileno (Rubicon 2018). 
  • "Neither Function nor Structure: A Response to Fernando Atria’s Idea of Judicial Review," (with Sergio Verdugo) forthcoming in J. Gallego (ed), Comentarios a La Forma del Derecho (2018).  
  • "Review of the Efficient Breach of Contract Idea From a Contract Law Perspective," Revista Chilena De Derecho Privado. 29 (2017): 99.  - (Hein)
  • "Comment on the Santiago Court of Appeals’ Judgment in Case No. 2259-2010, May 6, 2011," in P. Cornejo and J. Larrocau (eds.), Contratos: Jurisprudencia Civil Comentada (Der Ediciones 2017). 
  • "The Theory of Contract Law and its Relationship with Doctrine," Revista Chilena De Derecho 44 (2017): 395   - (Hein) - (www)
  • Book Review: "La Forma del Derecho," (with Martin Hevia) International Journal of Constitutional Law 15 (2017): 578.  - (www)
  • "Two Implications of Relational Equality," Estudios Públicos 144 (2017): 31. - (www)
  • Book Review: "¿Por qué obligan los contratos?," Ius Et Praxis 22 (2016): 531 .  - (www)

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The New York Times
October 15, 2019
Re: Edward McCaffery

Edward McCaffery was quoted on the proposal of having the inheritance taxes on wealthy descendants. The article argued that there has been some issues with the estate tax that the number of descendants this tax applied to has dropped 99%. McCaffery described it as being almost a “voluntary tax.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Nomi Stolzenberg
July, 2019

Nomi Stolzenberg, "Anne Dailey and the New Fictionalism," 36th Annual Congress of Law and Mental Health, Rome, Italy.

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2019

"Effects of the Putative Confession Instruction on Perceptions of Children's True and False Statements" (with Jennifer Gongola and Nicholas Scurich), Applied Cognitive Psychology 33 (2019): 655.

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2019

"Children’s Concealment of a Minor Transgression: The Role of Age, Maltreatment, and Executive Functioning" (with Shanna Williams and Kelly McWilliams), Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.