Problems in Contract Law: Cases and Materials / Edition 7

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Adaptable for instructors with different teaching techniques, Problems in Contract Law: Cases and Materials can teaching by traditional case analysis, through problem-based instruction, or using theoretical inquiry. The balanced blend of traditional and contemporary cases combine with cogent explanatory text to help students place cases in a larger legal context. A significant treatment of the CISG is offered. Three powerful ancillaries accompany the text: an outstanding, detailed Teacher’s Manual with sample syllabi for various credit courses, sample lesson plans, specific questions, and detailed analysis of all problems in the book; a companion statutory and case supplement: Rules of Contract Law, 2011-2012 Edition (July 2011); and a vital Website with frequently updated related material for instructors’ use.

The Seventh Edition continues the previous edition’s reflection on the complexity of current 21st century contract law with its varied strains and constant flux, going beyond earlier editions’ emphasis on the historical progression from “classical” to “modern” contract law. Acknowledging the challenges increasingly exerted on the conventional contract law system over the past ten to fifteen years, the Seventh Edition explores new forms, such as electronic contracting. In addition, it considers the increased use of mandatory arbitration clauses in mass adhesion contracting (banks, communications providers, hospitals, for example). Even more flexibility is provided for instructors who prefer to reorder the chapters rather than teach them in a linear sequence. Shorter, sharper notes appear as a result of relocating student-oriented material to the website and professor-oriented material to the Teacher’s Manual. In addition, shorter problems give instructors more options between the questions in the Notes and Questions sections and the full-blown, integrated Problems.


Adaptable for various teaching techniques - traditional case analysis, problem-based instruction, and theoretical inquiry
• Provides a balanced blend of traditional and contemporary cases
• Includes explanatory notes and text

• places cases in a larger context
• explores related points

• Offers significant treatment of the CISG
• Accompanied by three ancillaries

• An outstanding, detailed Teacher’s Manual

• sample syllabi for various credit courses
• sample lesson plans
• specific questions
• detailed analysis of all problems in the book

• Companion statutory and case supplement: Rules of Contract Law, 2011-2012 Edition (July 2011)
• A revitalized Website with frequently updated material for instructors’ us

Thoroughly updated, the revised Seventh Edition presents:

• Deepens the reflection on complexityof 21st century contract law

• goes beyond earlier view of the historical progression from “classical” to “modern”
• explores varied strains and constant flux of modern contract law

• Explores new challenges exerted on conventional contract law system

• new forms of contracting such as electronic
• increased use of mandatory arbitration clauses in mass adhesion contracting (e.g., banks, communications providers, hospitals)

• Provides increased flexibility for instructors

• chapters easily reordered to match any course structure

Sharpened notes

• student-oriented material relocated to the Website
• instructor-oriented material moved to the Teacher’s Manual.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735598225
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 7/20/2012
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1115
  • Sales rank: 189,230
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Summary of Contents

Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Study of Contract Law

Chapter 2. The Basis of Contractual Obligation: Mutual Assent and Consideration

Chapter 3. Liability in the Absence of Contractual Obligation: Promissory Estoppel and Restitution

Chapter 4. The Statute of Frauds

Chapter 5. The Meaning of the Agreement: Principles of Interpretation and the Parol Evidence Rule

Chapter 6. Supplementing the Agreement: Implied Terms, the Obligation of Good Faith, and Warranties

Chapter 7. Avoiding Enforcement: Incapacity, Bargaining Misconduct, Unconscionability, and Public Policy

Chapter 8. Justification for Nonperformance: Mistake, Changed Circumstances, and Contractual Modifications

Chapter 9. Rights and Duties of Third Parties

Chapter 10. Consequences of Nonperformance: Material Breach, Anticipatory Repudiation, and Express Conditions

Chapter 11. Expectation Damages: Principles and Limitations

Chapter 12. Alternatives to Expectation Damages: Reliance and Restitutionary Damages, Specific Performance, and Agreed Remedies

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