Contracts Cases and Doctrine

ISBN-10: 0735563462

ISBN-13: 9780735563469

Edition: 4th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Randy E. Barnett
List price: $191.00
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Description: Using a balanced mix of classic and contemporary cases, accompanied by engaging contextual material, Contracts: Cases and Doctrine, Fourth Edition , successfully employs a clear, back-to-basics approach to teaching contracts. The fourth edition of this established casebook adds new cases and background material while preserving what has made it so popular: first-year students the opportunity to develop case-analysis skills by presenting cases that have been only lightly editeda flexible organization that is easily adaptable to different teaching styles and preferences. The casebook begins with remedies, but chapters are self contained and can be taught in any order.a studied mixture of classic and contemporary cases that adds interest and presents the possibility for different teaching alternativesa student-friendly structure: each chapter begins with a brief textual introduction, and each case is proceeded by Study Guide Questions that help students focus on the salient issues. more background information about the famous cases than in any other casebookan unusually detailed Teacher's Manual, with Transition Guide and Sample Syllabi Be sure to examine a complimentary copy of the fourth edition of this popular and accessible casebook before you teach your next contracts course.

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List price: $191.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 5/19/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.916
Language: English

Randy E. Barnett attended Northwestern University where he studied philosophy. He received his J.D. from Harvard University and worked as a prosecutor for several years. Barnett then turned to teaching and is currently the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Law at Boston University Law School. Barnett has written frequently on law topics ranging from criminal law to constitutional rights and the role of consent in contract law. The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law, The Function of Restitutive Justice, and The Rights Retained by the People: The History and Meaning of the Ninth Amendment are some of his important works.

Enforcing Private Agreements
Introduction to Contract Law
Damages for Breach of Contract
Other Remedies and Causes of Action
Mutual Assent
Reaching an Agreement
Discerning the Agreement
Written Manifestations of Assent
Multiparty Transactions
Principles of Enforceability
The Doctrine of Consideration
The Intention to Be Legally Bound
The Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel
Performance and Breach
Defenses to Contractual Obligation
Lack of Contractual Capacity
Obtaining Assent by Improper Means
Failure of a Basic Assumption
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