THE LAW OF CONTRACTS AND THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, second edition is ideal for readers who study contract law. This book provides readers with a practical, understandable and realistic approach to the law of contracts. It covers all of the important features of common law contracts as well as Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Real cases are used and are intended to show readers the practical application of the concepts in each chapter. The fact pattern is used throughout the chapter to demonstrate how contracts and its concepts affect our daily lives, often with unusual results. Chapter summaries, review questions, exercises, running glossary, and more help readers to fully grasp this complex area of the law.
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Meet the Author
Pamela R. Tepper is an Assistant Attorney General with the Virgin Islands University Department of Law. She is the former general counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Ms. Tepper previously worked in the Virgin Islands' Department of Justice as the Deputy Solicitor General, managing government contracts for the Territory and special projects. She has taught paralegal studies at Southeastern Paralegal Institute, Southern Methodist University, The University of Texas, Arlington campus, and University of the Virgin Islands. Ms.Tepper graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. and New England School of Law with a J.D. She is licensed to practice in Texas and the Virgin Islands.
PART I: A GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO CONTRACTS. 1. The Nuts and Bolts of Contracts. 2. Contract Basics: An Overview. PART II: FORMING THE CONTRACTS: THE NECESSARY ELEMENTS. 3. Formation of a Contraction: Offer and Acceptance. 4. Consideration: The Value for the Promise. 5. Mutual Assent of the Parties. 6. Capacity: The Ability to Contract. 7. Legality in Contracts. 8. Proper Form of the Contract: Exploring the Statute of Frauds. PART III: CONTRACT PERFORMANCE AND REMEDIES. 9. Performance and Discharge. 10. Remedies in Contract Law. 11. Third Party Contracts. PART IV: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE: ARTICLE 2. 12. Sales: Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. 13. Performance under Article 2: Seller and Buyer Duties. 14. Title, Risk of Loss, and Warranties. 15. Seller and Buyer Remedies. 16. Contracts and the Internet: Something Borrowed, Something New. PART V: DRAFTING CONTRACTS. 17. Drafting a Contract: The Essentials. 18. Drafting a Contract: Specific Provisions. 19. Analyzing a Contracts Problem: Putting Theory into Practice.