When parties exchange promises - and the promises are legally enforceable - a contract is formed. It is that simple, and that complex. The authors of this text have selected a sequence that contributes to ease in understanding. Students using this text can consult the outline or the index to locate the materials that relate to what is currently being covered in their classes. The text provides the scope and highlights you need to excel in understanding this field. This will enable you to answer exam questions more quickly and accurately, and enhance your skills as an attorney.