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Overview

The Law of Contract provides an accessible overview of the fundamentals of contract law and its underlying rationales. It also introduces and explores the main academic debates within the subject, encouraging students to decide for themselves whether the rules that contract law adopts are justifiable, and if not, how they should be altered. To help students to develop the skills necessary to apply the principles of contract law to new situations. The Law of Contract breaks down legal problems into different and manageable steps. This book covers all of the core areas studied on an undergraduate course and incorporates chapter summaries and self-test questions to reinforce students' learning and aid revision, as well as further reading sections to provide a platform for further study.

About the Author:
Janet O'Sullivan is a Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Cambridge University

About the Author:
Jonathan Hilliard taught contract law at Gonville & Caius and Selwyn Colleges, Cambridge

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199290321
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/30/2006
  • Series: Core Texts Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet O'Sullivan, Fellow and Director of Studies in Law, Selwyn College, Cambridge,Jonathan Hilliard, Barrister, Wilberforce Chambers, London

Janet O'Sullivan is a Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at Selwyn College, Cambridge and a University Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Cambridge University.

Jonathan Hilliard is a barrister at Wilberforce Chambers, London, and has taught contract law at Gonville & Caius and Selwyn Colleges, Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

Table of legislation

Table of cases

1 General themes and issues

2 Offer and acceptance I : General principles

3 Offer and acceptance II: Three applications of the general principles

4 Certainty

5 Contracts which fail to materialize

6 Consideration and estoppel

7 Privity

8 Terms of the contract I

9 Terms of the contract II: Exemption clauses and unfair terms

10 Misrepresentation and non-disclosure

11 Duress

12 Undue influence

13 Unconscionable bargains

14 Incappacity

15 Illegality and public policy

16 Common mistake

17 Frustration

18 Discharge of a contract for breach

19 Remedies I: Compensatory damages

20 Remedies II: Specific remedies

21 Remedies III: Other non-compensatory remedies

Bibliography

Index

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