Melvin Aron Eisenberg, The World of Contract and the World of Gift, 85 Cal. L. Rev. 821 (1997)
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.