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69 S. C. L. Rev. 479 (2017-2018)
Contract, Power, and the Value of Donative Promises

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     CONTRACT,   POWER,  AND  THE VALUE  OF DONATIVE   PROMISES

                            Sabine Tsuruda*

I.  INTRODUCTION..................................................480

II. THE DONATIVE  PROMISE  PRINCIPLE    ..............................484
    A.  Consideration.       ................................ ..... 485
        1.  Reciprocity and Exchange.   ..................     ....... 487
        2.  Naming Rights and Obligations to Use Donations for a
            Charitable Purpose.     .........................  .....488
    B.  Promissory Estoppel      .........................     ....... 490
        1.  Inducing Reliance     .................................. 491
        2.  Caretaking and Indigence    ...................    ...... 496
        3.  Enforcement  Without Actual  Reliance? Restatement
            90(2) ........................................ 499

III. THE INEGALITARIAN  CHARACTER   OF THE DONATIVE   PROMISE
    PRINCIPLE .     ........................................ ..............501
    A.  Perverse Legal Reasons to Succumb to Improper Influence......... 501
    B.  Reifying Social Inequality  ............................503

IV. REMEDYING   THE INEGALITARIAN   DEFECTS  OF THE DONATIVE
    PROMISE  PRINCIPLE       ........................................ .....506
    A.  Enforcing Donative Promises in the Absence ofReliance............ 507
    B.  Alternatives       ................................    ....... 509
        1.  Probable Reliance.     .........................   ...... 509
        2.  Need-Based Enforcement.    ..................     ........510
        3.  Default Enforcement    .............................   512
    C.  Implementation and Scope.   ............................   513

V.  SUPPORTING  THE MORAL  VALUES  OF DONATIVE   PROMISES...............515




    * Predoctoral Fellow in Law and Philosophy, UCLA School of Law. Ph.D. Candidate,
UCLA  Department of Philosophy. J.D., 2016, UCLA School of Law. I am grateful for help
and comments on this topic from Jeremy Anderson, Aditi Bagchi, Lindsey Chambers, Hugh
Collins, Nicolas Cornell, Hanoch Dagan, Jorah Dannenberg, James Edwards, Max
Etchemendy, Barbara Herman, Martijn Hesselink, Katherine Kim, Lyn Tjon Soei Len, Gillian
Lester, David Plunkett, Richard Re, Seana Shiffrin, Noah Zatz, the participants in the 2017
CSECL International Summer School on Contract Law and the Moral Limits of Markets, the
2016 Stanford Legal Philosophy Workshop, and the members of the UCLA Ethics Writing
Seminar.


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