Contracts: Examples & Explanations, Third Edition

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Contracts: Examples & Explanations, Third Edition is an accessible, comprehensive treatment of the first-year contracts syllabus. Clearly written with the student in mind, it is designed to provide information, examples, and analysis with the proper complexity and detail.

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Overview

Contracts: Examples & Explanations, Third Edition is an accessible, comprehensive treatment of the first-year contracts syllabus. Clearly written with the student in mind, it is designed to provide information, examples, and analysis with the proper complexity and detail.

Among the many helpful features of this study guide:

  • the combination of textual material with examples, explanations, and questions teaches students the rules and policies of the law governing contracts, while exposing them to the broader issues of the legal process
  • detailed diagrams provide useful visual aids for students in remembering key points
  • clear, direct explanatory text is specifically geared to the needs of first-year students

Features of the Second Edition include:

  • new developments with the Uniform Commercial Code Articles 1 and 2
  • additional discussion of electronic contracts
  • revised examples and explanations based on recent cases
  • new diagrams

To give your students a full understanding of challenging concepts, require or recommend Contracts: Examples & Explanations, Third Edition for your next course.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735539693
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Series: Examples & Explanations Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 940
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements
1: The Meaning of 'Contract' and the Basic Attributes of the Contractual Relationship 1.1 Introduction 1.2 The Legal Meaning of 'Contract' 1.3 Contact as a General Body of Law Applicable to Diverse Transactions 1.4 The Fundamental Policies and Values of Contract Law
2: Facets of the Law of Contract and the Source of Its Rules, Processes, and Traditions 2.1 The Purpose of this Chapter 2.2 The Historical Perspective of Contract Law 2.3 Classical and Contemporary Contract Law 2.4 The Meaning of 'Common Law' 2.5 The Distinction Between Law and Equity 2.6 State Law Governs Contracts 2.7 The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) 2.8 What Is the RESTATEMENT (SECOND) OF CONTRACTS?
3: The Doctrine of Precedent and a Contract Case Analysis 3.1 Studying Contract Through Appellate Cases - An Introduction and a Note on Perspective 3.2 How Judges Make Contract Law: Judicial Precedent 3.3 The Anatomy of a Judicial Opinion
4: The Objective Test and Common Law Offer and Acceptance 4.1 Interpretation and the Objective Test 4.2 The Offer and Acceptance Model 4.3 The Rules of Offer and Acceptance 4.4 The Nature of an Offer, as Distinct from a Preliminary Proposal 4.5 The Expiry of the Offer by Passage of Time 4.6 Termination of the Offer Before Its Expiry by Lapse of Time 4.7 The Nature and Effect of Acceptance 4.8 Qualified or Equivocal Acceptance 4.9 The Mode of Acceptance 4.10 Silence, Inaction, or Ambiguous Action as Acceptance 4.11 When Does Acceptance Take Effect? 4.12 Acceptance by Promise or Performance: Bilateral and Unilateral Contracts
5: Options and Firm Offers 5.1 Introductory Note on the Application of theDoctrines of Consideration and Promissory Estoppel 5.2 The Validity of Options at Common Law and Consideration Doctrine 5.3 Reliance of an Option Without Consideration: The Application of Promissory Estoppel to Promises of Irrevocability 5.4 The Effect of an Option 5.5 Firm Offers Under UCC 2.205
6: Offer and Acceptance Under the UCC, and the 'Battle of the Forms' 6.1 General Principles of Offer and Acceptance in the UCC 6.2 The Scope and Purpose of UCC 2.207 6.3 The Problem Tackled by 2.207: The Common Law 'Mirror Image' and 'Last Shot' Rules 6.4 'Expression of Acceptance' and 'Confirmation,' the Two Distinct Situations Covered by 2.207 6.5 Offer and Acceptance Under 2.207 6.6 Written Confirmation Following an Oral or Informal Contract
7: Consideration 7.1 Consideration as the Basis of Contract Obligation 7.2 The Essence and Scope of Consideration 7.3 The Elements of Consideration: Detriment, Benefit, and Bargained-for Exchange 7.4 The Purpose and Function of Consideration Doctrine 7.5 Detriment and 'Pre-Existing Duty' 7.6 The Measurement of Detriment: Adequacy of Consideration 7.7 Past Performance 7.8 False or Nominal Consideration 7.9 The Quality of a Promise as Consideration: 'Mutuality of Obligation,' Illusory, Conditional, and Alternative Promises
8: Promissory Estoppel as the Basis for Enforcing Promises 8.1 Introduction 8.2 The Ancillary and Independent Basis of Promissory Estoppel 8.3 The Difference in Remedial Emphasis Between Contract and Promissory Estoppel 8.4 An Introduction to Equitable Estoppel and Its Link to Promissory Estoppel 8.5 The Range of Promissory Estoppel: Gifts and Commercial Transactions 8.6 The Elements of Promissory Estoppel 8.7 The Remedy When Promissory Estoppel Is Applied
9: Restitution: Unjust Enrichment and ' Moral Obligation' 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Unjust Enrichment, the Basis for Restitution 9.3 The Relationship Between Unjust Enrichment and Contract 9.4 The Meaning of 'Qu

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