About the Contracts Wiki

The contracts wiki is sponsored by the Harvard Law School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. The purpose of the wiki is twofold: (i) to identify "shocks to the system" — judicial decisions, changing markets, and new regulations — that may necessitate changes in contract language; and (ii) to provide examples of contract language that responds to these reported developments.

The site consists of a blog with articles describing specific shocks to the system. Most of the posted articles also include sample contract language. The site is referred to as a "wiki" because registered participants are able to contribute and modify much of the content on the site in a collaborative fashion.

We encourage you to become a participant in the wiki, and to participate by (i) posting new articles describing specific shocks to the system that may necessitate changes in contract language; (ii) posting sample contract language that responds to these reported developments; (iii) initiating polls in connection with a previously posted article; (iv) revising previously posted contract language (if the posted language is open to collaborative editing); (v) adding your comments to the discussion of any previously posted article or contract language; or (vi) voting in a previously posted poll.

As you begin to post content on the site, you may also wish to become familiar with the procedures for (i) formatting your posts, (ii) editing your previous posts, and (iii) recovering from a mistake.