Chirelstein's Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts

ISBN-10: 1599417766
ISBN-13: 9781599417769
Edition: 6th 2010 (Revised)
Authors: Chirelstein
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Book details

List price: $47.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: West Academic
Publication date: 5/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

The sixth edition of Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts is a readable primer that offers first-year law students a reliable overview of the major themes and leading cases in the field of the law of contracts. This contracts primer is straightforward and uncluttered, covering the main themes of the first-year contracts course, together with related cases.

Preface
Background Elements: The Contract Curve and Expectation Damages
Consideration and the Bargained-for Exchange
Promises to Make a Gift
Reliance and Promissory Estoppel
Illusory Promises
Moral Obligation and Past Consideration
Contract Formation
Offer and Acceptance
Revocation and Counteroffer
Unfairness and Unconscionability
Traditional Elements: Duress, Incapacity and Misrepresentation
Standardized Forms and Unconscionability
Contract Interpretation: Parol Evidence; Trade Usage; Gap Fillers
The Parol Evidence Rule
Trade Usage
Filling the Gaps: "Best Efforts" and Other Flexible Commitments
Performance and Breach
Conditions
Problems of Performance
Mistake and Impossibility
Mistake and Impracticability
Impossibility and Frustration
Remedies
Expectation Damages
Limitations on Expectation Damages
Reliance and Restitution
Liquidated Damages
Third Party Beneficiaries
Afterword
Table of Cases
Index

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