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Series: Common Form

  1. Name this Contract Type

    agreements incorporating all their terms by reference


    compare Common Form markup online


    try Common Form’s editing tools online

  4. Common Form, Simplified

    publish, share, save our souls

  5. Against Legal Technology

    beyond the latest office software

  6. Digging Contracts Out of the Hole

    simple tools for drafting to be proud of

  7. Transparent Contract Components

    sharper tools, finer toolmarks

  8. Lexical Scope for Contracts

    wandering ever closer to LISP

  9. Contract Components

    fine-grained means of abstraction in legal drafting

  10. Emancipation by Reference

    I am just a copy of a copy of a copy. Everything I say you have read before.

  11. Circulation Policy

    Confidentiality rules and procedures for the great Common Form library in the sky

  12. Annotations in Context

    A first attempt at useful, responsible Common Form annotations

  13. The Blanks Problem

    A tough Common Form design decision explained.

  14. Term Injection

    Fighting insertion of unexpected terms in automated form contracts

  15. Hacking Common Form

    Overview of existing Common Form software for programmers

  16. Terms of Service; Already Read

    Verifiable contracts should help consumers, too.

  17. Reproduction of Hierarchy

    Markdown isn’t great for contracts. HTML5 is better.

  18. Index Card Contracts

    Common Form for paper people

  19. Grab-Bag Contracts

    Might we write contracts like we fill shopping bags at the grocery store?

  20. vesting.js

    From code to law and back again

  21. Modularity is not the Law

    Ancient and modern principles of contract interpretation work against contracts made of modular parts

  22. Common Form

    Composable, verifiable, shareable form contracts for the modern practice of law