Course - Law

Contracts is a required first year course.

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This course deals with formation of contracts, remedies for their breach, interpretation, and doctrines that police the substance of contracts. It also addresses the importance of relationships and reputation in the performance and adjustment of deals.




Stewart Macaulay et al, Contracts:  Law in Action, (Volume I, 2010, 3rd edition, LexisNexis). Loose-leaf version--Volume I only  


Steven Burton and Melvin Eisenberg, Contract Law: Selected Source Materials (2012 Edition, Thomson West).

Course Format

Discussion, with some mini-lectures.

Written Assignments

None other than exam. There will be a practice exam that will not be graded but which we will discuss in class.

Type of Exam

Primarily essay-style exam, with some short answer questions. 

Basis for grading

Regular class attendance is required.  Grading is primarily on the basis of the mid-term and final exams, with class participation and skills assignments taken into account at the margin.

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