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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
Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed criticizing Rudy Guiliani's handling of President Trump's post-election legal efforts. "Rudy was always an attention hog, taking credit for things he had nothing to do with," she wrote. "This time, as he himself has made clear, he has a great deal to do with everything that is slowing down the orderly transition of power, which is the hallmark of a democracy." The op-ed also appeared in The Joplin Globe.
Jonathan Barnett participated on a panel discussion on “How to Improve Data Methodology and Communication Around Patent Licensing,” Innovation Alliance Webinar.
Dorothy S. Lund
"Corporate Finance for Social Good," Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2021).
Thomas D. Lyon
"Adults' difficulties in identifying concealment among children interviewed with the putative confession instruction,” (with Jennifer Gongola, Jodi A. Quas, and Steven E. Clark) Applied Cognitive Psychology.