Law to Fact

Promissory Estoppel

March 13, 2022
Law to Fact
Promissory Estoppel
Show Notes

In this episode, Professor Josh Galperin, Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law interviews me about equitable remedies and promissory estoppel.

Some key takeways...
1. Promissory estoppel is an equitable remedy, awarded for fairness when a legal remedy is not available.
2. Promissory estoppel is only available in the absence of a legal contract.
3. Promissory estoppel is available if
      (1) the promisor should reasonably expect to induce action or forbearance on the part of the promisee  (objective evaluation)
      (2) the promisee did rely on the promise (subjective evaluation)
      (3) injustice can only be avoided by granting a remedy

About our guest...Professor Josh Galperin teaches contracts, administrative law and environmental law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law. Prior to joining the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, Professor Gelperin was on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he was a two-time winner of the Most Valuable Professor award. Prior to Pitt, he was the Director of the Environmental Protection Clinic, Lecturer in Law, and a Research Scholar at Yale Law School.  He has published extensively on environmental law, with particular emphasis on the role of non-governmental advocates in the creation and maintenance of environmental law, takings and just compensation, invasive species policy, and private environmental governance. Professor Galperin worked for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) where he was a policy analyst and research attorney. Galperin studied law at Vermont Law School where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Vermont Law Review’s senior editorial board. He earned a master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of the Environment (then the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies) and a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in wildlife conservation from the University of Delaware.