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Contract law deals with the promises and agreements that law will enforce. Understanding contract law is vital for all aspiring lawyers and paralegals, and contracts courses are foundational courses within all law schools. Contract Law For Dummies tracks to a typical contracts course and assists you in understanding the foundational legal rules controlling voluntary agreements people enter into while conducting their personal and business affairs. Suitable as a supplement to introductory and advanced courses in contract law, Contract Law For Dummies gives you plain-English explanations of confusing terminology and aids in the reading and analysis of cases and statutes.
Contract Law For Dummies gives you coverage of everything you need to know to score your highest in a typical contracts course. You'll get coverage of contract formation; contract defenses; contract theory and legality; agreement, consideration, restitution, and promissory estoppel; fraud and remedies; performance and breach; electronic contracts and signatures; and much more.
- Tracks to a typical contracts course
- Plain-English explanations demystify intimidating information
- Clear, practical information helps you interpret and understand cases and statutes
If you're enrolled in a contracts course or work in a profession that requires you to be up-to-speed on the subject, Contract Law For Dummies has you covered.
Drafting and Analyzing Contracts (called Drafting Contracts in its first two editions) has three major parts: Part I is organized around the topics that are studied in the first year Contracts course. Part II teaches the skills of contract drafting. Part III teaches how to read a contract.
The purpose of this book is to apply the principles of contract law to the drafting of agreements. Each chapter discusses the substance of contracts as applied to drafting and suggests language that may be employed to accomplish the purpose. Drafting and Analyzing Contracts uses drafting to:
- exemplify the principles of contract law
- illustrate the principles in a planning context
- develop the skills of a lawyer.
Part I (How the Principles of Contract Law are Exemplified in Drafting) contains 14 chapters that illuminate the substantive law. For example: Chapter 7 demonstrates the problems that can arise from ambiguity and how to cure them; and Chapter 10 makes clear how drafters can use the concept of conditions to accomplish their goals. This Part is particularly useful to supplement the first-year Contracts class.
Part II (How the Principles of Drafting are Exemplified in Contracts) teaches techniques for contract drafting, including Drafting in Plain Language and Drafting with a Computer. This Part reinforces the substantive law and is particularly useful for upper-division classes that teach drafting.
Part III (How to Read and Analyze a Contract) shows how attorneys rely on forms and models where there is no opportunity for drafting. Therefore, attorneys must first read a contract before re-drafting it or explaining it to a client. Students who follow the "5 passes" process for reading contracts will develop and deepen their analytical skills.
A thorough Teacher's Manual (available only to professors) provides guidance on teaching drafting, commentary on all parts of the book, solutions to all the problems, additional problems, and a bibliography.
“The book is well organized into twenty clearly defined chapters. Each chapter boils the relevant contract law into nicely terse “blackletter” law segments with no cases (a plus!) or irrelevant matter. This may serve the dual function of reminding students taking a contract drafting class about the applicable law for purposes of such a class, but also to refresh their memories again before taking the bar...The book also asks students to address various ethical concerns, which is a plus... In short: this book contains much good substantive information and features a wealth of different types of exercises. I highly recommend that you examine this book for your potential classroom or other use.” — Myanna Dellinger, ContractsProf Blog
For each multiple-choice question, Professor Rowley provides a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains thoroughly why that option is better than the other three options. Each short-answer question is designed to be answered in fifteen minutes or less. For these questions, Professor Rowley provides a thoughtful, comprehensive, yet brief model answer.
The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
The user-friendly Glannon Guide is your proven partner throughout the semester when you need a supplement to (or substitute for) classroom lecture.
- The material is broken into small, manageable pieces to help you master concepts.
- Multiple-choice questions are interspersed throughout each chapter (not lumped at the end) to mirror the flow of a classroom lecture.
- Correct and incorrect answers are carefully explained; you learn why they do or do not work.
- You can rely on authority; the series was created by Joseph W. Glannon?Harvard-educated, best-selling author of, among other legal texts, Examples and Explanations; Civil Procedure, now in its sixth edition.
- “The Closer” poses a sophisticated problem question at the end of each chapter to test your comprehension.
- A final “Closing Closer” provides you practice opportunity as well as a cumulative review of all the concepts from earlier chapters. You can check your understanding each step of the way.
- More like classroom experiences, these Guides provide straightforward explanations of complex legal concepts, often in a humorous style that makes the material stick.
• exemplify the principles of contract law
• illustrate the principles in a planning context
• develop the skills of a lawyer
Part I (How the Principles of Contract Law are Exemplified in Drafting) contains 14 chapters that illuminate the substantive law. For example: Chapter 7 demonstrates the problems that can arise from ambiguity and how to cure them; and Chapter 10 makes clear how drafters can use the concepts to accomplish different goals.
Part II (How the Principles of Drafting are Exemplified in Contracts) teaches techniques for contact drafting, including Drafting in Plain Language and Drafting with a Computer. Part II reinforces the substantive law and is particularly useful for classes that teach drafting.
New in this edition is Part III (How to Read and Analyze a Contract). Attorneys rely on forms and models and often employ form contracts where there is no opportunity for drafting. Therefore, attorneys must first read a contract before drafting or explaining it to a client. Students who follow the "5 passes" process for reading contracts will develop and deepen their analytical skills.
This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
Law school classroom lectures can leave you with a lot of questions.
Glannon Guides can help you better understand your classroom lecture with straightforward explanations of tough concepts with hypos that help you understand their application.
The Glannon Guide is your proven partner throughout the semester when you need a supplement to (or substitute for) classroom lecture. Here’s why you need to use Glannon Guides to help you better understand what is being taught in the classroom:
- It mirrors the classroom experience by teaching through explanation, interspersed with hypotheticals to illustrate application.
- Both correct and incorrect answers are explained; you learn why a solution does or does not work.
- Glannon Guides provide straightforward explanations of complex legal concepts, often in a humorous style that makes material stick.