Contract Law For Dummies

Author: Scott J. Burnham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118092732

Category: Law

Page: 384

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Take the mumbo jumbo out of contract law and ace your contracts course. This hands-on guide give you plain-English explanations of terminology and language used in contracts, showing you how to read and analyze cases and statues with ease.

Contract Law

Author: Ewan McKendrick

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137609265

Category: Law

Page: 434

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This best-selling, classic text provides a clear and straightforward account of the basic rules of contract law, while also introducing current debates about the nature, scope and functions of the law and discussing wider controversies surrounding the basic doctrines. Praised by both lecturers and students, Contract Law is compact yet comprehensive, well-written, well-structured, stimulating and engaging. This twelfth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect various developments in the law, and now also includes ‘Hot topic’ discussion boxes in most chapters. It is essential reading for all students taking undergraduate and GDL/CPE courses in contract law. Ewan McKendrick QC (Hon) is Registrar and Professor of English Private Law at the University of Oxford, UK, where he is also a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. He is the author of a number of key works on contract law and commercial law, and is an editor of Chitty on Contracts. He is also a barrister in practice at 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray’s Inn and a Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn. ‘This remains the best book of its kind on English contract law.’ – Hector MacQueen, Scottish Law Commissioner and Professor of Private Law, University of Edinburgh, UK ‘This is a masterly introduction to the English law of contract being lucid and succinct, accurate and incisive. Every student of the subject will benefit from reading it.’ – Andrew Burrows, Professor of the Law of England, All Souls College, Oxford, UK and author of A Casebook on Contract

Framing Contract Law

An Economic Perspective

Author: Victor P. Goldberg

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674023123

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 411

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The central theme of this book is that an economic framework--incorporating such concepts as information asymmetry, moral hazard, and adaptation to changed circumstances--is appropriate for contract interpretation, analyzing contract disputes, and developing contract doctrine. The value of the approach is demonstrated through the close analysis of major contract cases. In many of the cases, had the court (and the litigators) understood the economic context, the analysis and results would have been very different. Topics and some representative cases include consideration (Wood v. Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon), interpretation (Bloor v. Falstaff and Columbia Nitrogen v. Royster), remedies (Campbell v. Wentz, Tongish v. Thomas, and Parker v. Twentieth Century Fox), and excuse (Alcoa v. Essex).

Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735587264

Category: Law

Page: 463

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Basic Contract Law for Paralegals became the market-leader with its quick, simple, and straightforward introduction to the basics of contract law for paralegal students. The manageable length makes this book ideal for shorter courses. Comprehensive coverage includes a chapter on drafting simple contracts. Clearly written text and lively examples help students understand the law. Well-crafted pedagogy includes chapter overviews, highlighted examples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises. Ethical problems are presented at the end of each chapter to raise awareness of professional responsibility in practice.The revised Seventh Edition presents new and updated case excerpts, assignments, and examples.Features: quick, simple, straightforward introduction the basics of contract law for paralegal studentscomprehensive coverage includes a chapter on drafting simple contractslively examples help students understand the law well-crafted pedagogychapter overviews highlighted exampleskey termsreview questions sample clauses for analysisedited cases chapter summaries exercises manageable length, ideal for shorter courses.ethical problems at the end of each chapter raise awareness of professional responsibility in practicesample contracts in the Appendix The revised Seventh Edition presents: new and updated case excerpts, assignments, and examples

Contract Law

Author: T. T. Arvind

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198703473

Category:

Page: 640

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A uniquely practical approach to contract law; the problem-based focus helps students to unfold the problem, reveal the law, and apply to life. Using this new and innovative textbook, students are given a problem scenario to unfold; as they do this they will understand the questions and issues surrounding each area of contract law. As they explore the problem, they encounter clear explanations which reveal the key legal concepts underpinning the relevant topic, to help them understand the operation of the law. Further illustrations and references to the problem apply the law, enabling students to see for themselves how the law interacts with everyday life and business, giving them a deep and practical grasp of the law. Engaging and thought-provoking, this is the most practically applied contract law textbook.

Chinese Contract Law

Theory and Practice

Author: Mo Zhang

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004150412

Category: Law

Page: 372

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This volume presents a well-analyzed inside view of Chinese contract law in theory and practice, which will be of interest to both academic researchers and practitioners in this area.

Contract Law

Author: Mindy Chen-Wishart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198806353

Category: Law

Page: 664

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Written by a leading contract lawyer with extensive teaching experience, Contract Law takes a unique approach to a complex subject. Chen-Wishart combines academic rigour with an innovative visual approach, presenting the law with diagrams, flowcharts and tables to provide students with a stimulating account of key principles and an engaging analysis of the complexities of contract law. Thought-provoking analytical features, such as the 'Pause for reflection' and 'Counterpoint' boxes encourage active and critical engagement with the topics. Online resources The book is accompanied by a suite of online resources including animated versions of selected diagrams with audio commentary; guidance on answering the questions posed in the book; web links to key cases and legislation; updates; and two additional chapters on incapacity and illegality & public policy. Additionally, lecturers have access to a test bank, and electronic copies of the diagrams from the book.

Contract Law

Author: Tracey Hough,Ewan Kirk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317390717

Category: Law

Page: 478

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Contract Law is an engaging and accessible new textbook aimed at students on core LLB and GDL courses. Combining comprehensive coverage of the curriculum with carefully developed pedagogical tools, the authors help students learn, gain an enhanced understanding of how the law works, and develop their ability to apply this newfound knowledge and understanding in assessment situations. To be successful in assessments, students must be able to analyse and solve legal problems, while accurately and appropriately applying legal authority. The Spotlights series models these core skills alongside a full and thorough exposition of the substantive law.

European Contract Law

Author: Hein Kötz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198800045

Category:

Page: 384

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This new edition of European Contract Law examines the contract rules of several different European jurisdictions, including the most important civilian systems and English common law, while attempting to articulate general principles which are common in all of them. While the first editionwas limited to a comparative analysis of the rules on formation and validity of contracts, agency, third party beneficiaries, and assignment, the second edition now also includes contractual remedies and various updates and revisions of the first edition, especially in the light of the recentchanges to the French Code civil. Furthermore, the book comprises a wealth of translated extracts of legislation, cases, and academic literature, comprehensively covering all aspects of contract law. The book was originally published in German to considerable acclaim. This English edition has beentranslated by Gill Mertens, building on the work done by the translator of the first edition, Tony Weir.This edition will be invaluable to scholars and practitioners in Europe and beyond.

Beginning Contract Law

Author: Nicola Monaghan,Chris Monaghan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136738754

Category: Law

Page: 176

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Whether you’re new to higher education, coming to legal study for the first time or just wondering what Contract Law is all about, Beginning Contract Law is the ideal introduction to help you hit the ground running. Starting with the basics and an overview of each topic, it will help you come to terms with the structure, themes and issues of the subject so that you can begin your Contract Law module with confidence. Adopting a clear and simple approach with legal vocabulary explained in a detailed glossary, Chris and Nicola Monaghan break the subject of Contract law down using practical everyday examples to make it understandable for anyone, whatever their background. Diagrams and flowcharts simplify complex issues, important cases are identified and explained and on-the- spot questions help you recognise potential issues or debates within the law so that you can contribute in classes with confidence. Beginning Contract Law is an ideal first introduction to the subject for LLB, GDL or ILEX and especially international students, those enrolled on distance learning courses or on other degree programmes.

Contract Law

A Comparative Introduction, Second Edition

Author: Jan M. Smits

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178536877X

Category: Contracts

Page: 320

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This innovative and accessible text offers a straightforward and clear introduction to the law of contract suitable for use across geographical boundaries. It introduces the key principles of contract law by comparing solutions from different jurisdictions and has an innovative design with text boxes, colour and graphics, making it a highly attractive tool for studying. This revised second edition has been updated to reflect the most recent changes in the law, including the French reform of the law of obligations and the new UK Consumer Rights Act. A whole new chapter on contracts and third parties has also been added.

Contract Law

An Introduction to the English Law of Contract for the Civil Lawyer

Author: John Cartwright

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1509902929

Category: Law

Page: 360

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This book gives an introduction to the English law of contract. The third edition has been fully updated to cover recent developments in case law and recent statutes such as the Consumer Rights Act 2015. However, this new edition retains the primary focus of the earlier editions: it is designed to introduce the lawyer trained in a civil law jurisdiction to the method of reasoning in the common law, and in particular to the English law of contract. It is written for the lawyer - whether student or practitioner - from another jurisdiction who already has an understanding of a (different) law of contract, but who wishes to discover the way in which an English lawyer views a contract. However, it is also useful for the English law student: setting English contract law generally in the context of other European and international approaches, the book forms an introductory text, not only demonstrating how English contract law works but also giving a glimpse of different ways of thinking about some of the fundamental rules of contract law from a civil law perspective. After a general introduction to the common law system - how a common lawyer reasons and finds the law - the book explains the principles of the law of contract in English law covering all the aspects of a contract from its formation to the remedies available for breach, whilst directing attention in particular to those areas where the approach of English law is in marked contrast to that taken in many civil law systems.

Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law

Author: Gregory Klass,George Letsas,Prince Saprai

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019102208X

Category: Law

Page: 500

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In recent years there has been a revival of interest in the philosophical study of contract law. In 1981 Charles Fried claimed that contract law is based on the philosophy of promise and this has generated what is today known as 'the contract and promise debate'. Cutting to the heart of contemporary discussions, this volume brings together leading philosophers, legal theorists, and contract lawyers to debate the philosophical foundations of this area of law. Divided into two parts, the first explores general themes in the contract theory literature, including the philosophy of promising, the nature of contractual obligation, economic accounts of contract law, and the relationship between contract law and moral values such as personal autonomy and distributive justice. The second part uses these philosophical ideas to make progress in doctrinal debates, relating for example to contract interpretation, unfair terms, good faith, vitiating factors, and remedies. Together, the essays provide a picture of the current state of research in this revitalized area of law, and pave the way for future study and debate.

Q&A Contract Law

Author: Richard Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317675711

Category: Law

Page: 208

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Routledge Q&As give you the tools to practice and refine your exam technique, showing you how to apply your knowledge to maximum effect in an exam situation. Each book contains essay and problem-based questions on the most commonly examined topics, complete with expert guidance and fully worked model answers that help you to: Plan your revision: introducing how best to approach revision in each subject Know what examiners are looking for: identifying and explaining the main elements of each question to help you understand the best approach providing marker annotation to show how examiners will read your answer Gain marks, and avoid common errors: identifying common pitfalls students encounter in class and in assessment providing revision advice to help you aim higher in essays and exams Understand and remember the law: using diagrams as overviews for each answer to demonstrate how the law fits together The series is also supported by an online resource that allows you to test your progress during the run-up to exams. Features include: multiple choice questions, bonus Q&As and podcasts. www.routledge.com/cw/revision

Briefcase on Contract Law

Author: Simon Salzedo,Taylor & Francis Group,Peter Brunner

Publisher: Cavendish Publishing

ISBN: 1843140446

Category: Law

Page: 304

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Contract Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Author: Ewan McKendrick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019880816X

Category: Contracts

Page: 1048

View: 397

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A complete guide to contract law in a single volume: author commentary, carefully chosen cases, and extracts from academic materials complement each other to give students all they need for their undergraduate study of the subject.Comprising a unique balance of 40% text to 60% cases and materials, Contract Law: Text, Cases, and Materials combines the best features of a textbook with those of a traditional casebook. The author's clear explanations and analysis of the law provide invaluable support to students, while theextracts from cases and materials promote the development of essential case reading skills and allow for a more detailed appreciation of the practical workings of the law.The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which includes: * Extra material with in-depth coverage of topics such as illegality and incapacity* Updates on recent developments in the law* Annotated web links to key sources of information on contract law* Self-test multiple choice questions and answers

Contract Law

Author: Neil Andrews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107061687

Category: Law

Page: 703

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Significantly streamlined and updated, this second edition provides a clear introduction to all topics in the contract law curriculum.

Unlocking Contract Law

Author: Chris Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134649045

Category: Law

Page: 496

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The Unlocking the Law series makes the law accessible. Each chapter contains activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge and diagrams to aid learning. Cases, judgments and primary source quotations are prominently displayed. Summaries help you understand each chapter, there is a glossary of legal terminology. New features include problem questions with guidance on answering, as well as essay questions and answer plans, plus cases and materials exercises. All titles in the series follow the same formula and include the same features so students can move easily from one subject to another. www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk provides free resources such as multiple choice questions, key questions and answers, revision mp3s and cases and materials exercises.

Contract Law in Perspective

Author: Linda Mulcahy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134066759

Category: Law

Page: 264

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Contract Law in Perspective complements 'black letter' treatments of contract by looking at legal doctrine and statutes in their social, political and economic contexts. It increases students' understanding of the law of contract as well as convinces them why it is so important to us all. In addition to describing the key doctrines in the field, it explains the ideology behind them and considers the extent to which they serve the needs of the business community and consumers. The book broadens understanding and appreciation of the subject by reference to the 'big ideas' in contract theory and how these relate to practice at a level which is suitable for students. This fifth edition: has been substantially revised and now includes sections on privity and the Rights of Third Parties Act as well as a discussion of the Law Commision's Unfair Terms in Contract draft bill includes new chapter introductions and summaries designed to help students identify the key points and reflect on what they have learnt provides advice on further reading pointing students towards sources for more detailed study now includes additional self-test questions for students at the end of each chapter to enable them to consolidate and practice at regular intervals.