Welcome! My name is Yonathan Arbel and I am an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Alabama. My areas of expertise are in contracts, commercial law, and torts. I teach classes and seminars in contracts, contract theory, and secured transactions. I enjoy thinking about social problems using the tools of law, economics, and sociology, and my work combines both theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of law.

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Microsoft gets exclusive license for OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model https://venturebeat.com/2020/09/22/microsoft-gets-exclusive-license-for-openais-gpt-3-language-model/ via @VentureBeat

Are you looking for a law review template? Are you looking to automate some of the menial work of writing a paper? Look no further!

A law review template with a bunch of nice scripts


So everything about civil debt collection, foreclosure included, is rotten. Civvl is a symptom, not the problem https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ep435n/gig-economy-company-launches-uber-but-for-evicting-people

The economics of tech scams. ” Americans lose around $1.5bn to tech-support scams every year” https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/jan/02/the-scammers-gaming-indias-overcrowded-job-market

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