Inside Contract Law: What Matters and Why

Inside Contract Law: What Matters and Why

by Michael B. Kelly

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Part of the new Inside Series, which offers clear narrative discussion of basic topics in tandem with a wealth of pedagogy, Inside Contracts: What Matters and Why, conveys a big-picture view of the essential elements of Contracts, how they fit together, and why.

Inside Contracts, What Matters and Why, features:

  • ;basic coverage of the main themes of contract law in theory and practice
  • ;a straightforward and informative writing style
  • ;Overviews -a brief introduction to each chapter that positions the topic within the course
  • ;FAQs-frequently asked questions with complete answers-many of which address common mistakes and ambiguities
  • ;Sidebars-text boxes that contain interesting asides touching on history, policy, and law
  • ;visual aids, such as tables and flow charts, that illustrate key concepts
  • ;Chapter Summaries and boldfaced legal terms
  • ;Connections-a bulleted list at the end of each chapter that connects key points to related topics in other chapters
  • ;attractive, uncluttered, two-color page design

From contracts teacher and scholar Michael B. Kelly, this widely accessible guide serves as a compass: It orients students in the geography of the field, so they can successfully navigate through their course in Contracts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454827634
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Series: Inside Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 617,256
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Ch. 1. Introduction: Putting Contracts into Context

Part I. Identifying Enforceable Promises (Formation and Defenses)

Ch. 2. Assent & Definiteness

Ch. 3. Consideration and Other Reasons to Enforce Promises

Ch. 4. Defenses Based on Undermined Assent

Ch. 5. Defenses Based on Policy

Part II. Performance and Breach

Ch. 6. Performance: Identifying a Contract’s Requirements

Ch. 7. Breach, its Operation and Excuse

Ch. 8. Third Party Rights

Part III. Remedies

Ch. 9. Monetary Relief

Ch. 10. Injunctions and Specific Relief

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