Contracts: Examples & Explanations

Contracts: Examples & Explanations

by Brian A. Blum
     
 

Professor Brian A. Blum, highly regarded for both his strong writing ability and his skill in teaching first-year students, offers a clear, readable text to help the beginner master the difficult concepts and vocabulary of Contracts. Carefully designed to facilitate effective study, CONTRACTS: Examples and Explanations takes the practical three-step approach

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Professor Brian A. Blum, highly regarded for both his strong writing ability and his skill in teaching first-year students, offers a clear, readable text to help the beginner master the difficult concepts and vocabulary of Contracts. Carefully designed to facilitate effective study, CONTRACTS: Examples and Explanations takes the practical three-step approach that characterizes this effective Series: -Thorough descriptions explore and explain the concepts under consideration -Examples gives students an opportunity to test their comprehension by applying the law to contemporary fact patterns -Explanations help them measure their mastery of the material and provide suggested answers and feedback. Subtle complexities of the law come into focus when students begin with straightforward examples and build their knowledge through progressively more difficult problems. Throughout the book, useful diagrams give students visual representations of important concepts to strengthen the textual explanations. Blum structures his book in a series of self-contained chapters on: -Consideration -Promissory Estoppel -Restitution -Offer and Acceptance -Interpretation and Construction -The Statute of Frauds and the Parole Evidence Rule -Judicial Regulation of Improper Bargaining and of Violation of Law and Public Policy -Incapacity -Mistake -Conditions -Breach of Contract -Remedies -Assignment, Delegation, and Third Party Beneficiaries This comprehensive coverage of all key topics allows students to consult the text for specific guidance. Table of Contents Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1: The Meaning of 'Contract' and the Basic Attributes of the Contractual Relationship Chapter 2: Facets of the Law of Contract and the Source of Its Rules, Processes, and Traditions Chapter 3: The Doctrine of Precedent and a Contract Case Analysis Chapter 4: The Objective Test and Common Law Offer and Acceptance Chapter 5: Options and Firm Offers Chapter 6: Offer and Acceptance Under the UCC, and the 'Battle of the Forms' Chapter 7: Consideration Chapter 8: Promissory Estoppel as the Basis for Enforcing Promises Chapter 9: Restitution: Unjust Enrichment and ' Moral Obligation' Chapter 10: Interpretation and Construction: Resolving Meaning and Dealing with Uncertainty in Agreements Chapter 11: The Statute of Frauds Chapter 12: The Parol Evidence Rule Chapter 13: Judicial Regulation of Improper Bargaining and of Violations of Law and Public Policy Chapter 14: Incapacity Chapter 15: Mistake, Impracticability, and Frustration of Purpose Chapter 16: Conditions and Promises Chapter 17: Breach and Repudiation Chapter 18: Remedies for Breach of Contract Chapter 19: Assignment, Delegation, and Third-Party Beneficiaries Glossary Index

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567066340
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1340

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