Melvin Aron Eisenberg,
The World of Contract and the World of Gift, 85
Cal. L. Rev.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/facpubs/2017
Examines the social and legal implications of the treatment of donative promise as an absolute enforceable contract in the United States. Evolution of the donative-promise doctrine; Case laws on donative promise; Moral and social significance of donative promises; Substantive bases for donative-promise principle.