March 7, 2016 – University of Houston Law Center Professor Peter Linzer was honored Feb. 26 with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th Annual International Conference on Contracts – KCON XI - held at St. Mary's University in San Antonio.
He also moderated a panel discussion on the “Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Consumer Contracts, and Arbitration.”
Linzer was chosen for his “outstanding contributions to contract law and to the scholarly community,” according to St. Mary’s School of Law Professor Colin P. Marks, chairman of this year’s conference. Linzer, who joined the Law Center faculty in 1983, teaches contract law, contract drafting, and constitutional law, among other courses, and has written extensively on contracts.
The annual KCON conference is hosted by a different school each year. (The name KCON is derived from K, the symbol lawyers use for contracts, and CON for conference, Marks explained.)
The two-day conference is designed to give contract law scholars and teachers at all experience levels the opportunity to present and discuss recently-published and soon-to-be-published scholarship, works-in-progress, concepts, and teaching innovations. It also allows participants to network with colleagues -- and potential collaborators or mentors -- from around the country and other parts of the world.
“The KCONs are well-known for giving young contracts teachers both a platform for their work and an opportunity to interact with experienced pros,” Linzer said.