The Law of Contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code / Edition 2

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This book is ideal for a study of contract law, this book covers all of the important features of common law contracts as well as Article II of the UCC. Chapter summaries, review questions, exercises, running glossary, and more help students fully grasp this complex area of the law.
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"I really like this text! I used the First Edition for years and was thrilled when the Second Edition came out. Students are able to grasp the material easily. The material is organized in a logical manner which makes lecturing a pleasure. Students tend to "get" the material which allows us to move to the next level of inquiry in the course."

"Approach: The approach of this text is superior to competitors. The author relates to students by admitting the challenges associated with contract law; she has chosen cases and "side notes" that not only pertain to the chapter and topic, but also entertain and intrigue the legal student's mind; the comics demonstrate her understanding of a student and their constant state of reading and researching. Organization: The organization is superior to others because the contract basics are covered completely in the first 11 chapters. I appreciate this because the essential information is covered immediately and clearly. Chapters 12-19 can be added throughout the essential chapters or utilized after completing the first 11 chapters. This is appealing as an instructor because it gives me the freedom to tailor my course as necessary. Other texts that have lengthy chapters covering more material than my course dictates require me to omit mid-chapter, which can be confusing to students. Readability: The wording is conversational and kind. Examples and exhibits are relatable and even humorous and lighthearted at times. This makes it easy and enjoyable for students to read."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435497337
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,314,820
  • Product dimensions: 3.11 (w) x 3.58 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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.

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Table of Contents

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.

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