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Contract Law For Dummies [electronic resource].

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781118092736Publication details: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.ISBN:
  • 9781118195475
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Contract Law For DummiesDDC classification:
  • 346.7302
LOC classification:
  • K840
Online resources:
Contents:
Contract Law For Dummies; About the Author; Dedication; Author's Acknowledgments; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; What You're Not to Read; Foolish Assumptions; How This Book Is Organized; Icons Used in This Book; Where to Go From Here; Part I: Introducing Contract Law and Contract Formation; Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on Contract Law; Grasping the Concept of Contract Law; Meeting the Key Players: Common Law, the Restatement, and the UCC; Forming, Defending, and Interpreting Contracts: The Basics
Checking an Agreement for ConsiderationMaking Distinctions about Consideration; Detecting an Absence of Consideration; Tracking Down Illusory Promises; Too Many Blanks: Distinguishing Contracts from Agreements to Agree; Looking for Consideration Substitutes: Enforcing without Consideration; Evaluating the Recital of Consideration in a Contract Term; Chapter 4: Noting Exceptions: Promises Enforceable without a Contract; Examining Exceptions: When Contracts Aren't Necessary; The Doctrine of Reliance: Looking for a Promise That Induced Action
Deciding Cases That Test the Limits of Reliance: Promissory EstoppelThe Doctrine of Restitution: Creating an Obligation to Prevent Unjust Enrichment; Part II: Determining Whether a Contract Is Void, Voidable, or Unenforceable; Chapter 5: Introducing Contract Defenses; Leveraging the Power of Policies; Making the Most of Statutes; Examining the Courts' Role in Policing Contracts; Checking into Affirmative Defenses; Chapter 6: Considering Whether an Agreement Is Unenforceable Due to Illegality or Unfairness; Determining Enforceability When the Legislature Has Spoken
Examining Contract Performance, Breach, and RemediesPracticing in the Real World of Contracts; Chapter 2: Let's Make a Deal: Offer and Acceptance; Contract Formation: Getting a Handle on the Essentials; Forming a Contract: Promises, Offers, and Mutual Assent; Determining Whether Language Constitutes an Offer; Deciding How Long an Offer Remains Open; Determining Whether the Offeror Can Back Out: Revoking the Offer; Deciding Whether the Offer Has Been Accepted; Making Sense of the "Battle of the Forms" and UCC 2-207; Chapter 3: Sealing the Deal: The Doctrine of Consideration
Finding Exceptions to the Statute
Making a Public Policy ArgumentTesting an Agreement against the Doctrine of Unconscionability; Challenging Enforceability with the Doctrine of Reasonable Expectations; Chapter 7: Evaluating the Parties' Ability to Make the Contract; Recognizing Who Can Legally Make a Contract; Basing a Contract Defense on One Party's Bad Actions; Whoops! The Mistake Defense; Chapter 8: Assessing the Enforceability of Oral Agreements; Asking Whether the Parties Intended to Orally Form a Contract; Challenging Oral Agreements with the Statute of Frauds; Finding a Writing That Satisfies the Statute
Summary: Take the mumbo jumbo out of contract law and ace your contracts course 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
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Contract Law For Dummies; About the Author; Dedication; Author's Acknowledgments; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; What You're Not to Read; Foolish Assumptions; How This Book Is Organized; Icons Used in This Book; Where to Go From Here; Part I: Introducing Contract Law and Contract Formation; Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on Contract Law; Grasping the Concept of Contract Law; Meeting the Key Players: Common Law, the Restatement, and the UCC; Forming, Defending, and Interpreting Contracts: The Basics

Checking an Agreement for ConsiderationMaking Distinctions about Consideration; Detecting an Absence of Consideration; Tracking Down Illusory Promises; Too Many Blanks: Distinguishing Contracts from Agreements to Agree; Looking for Consideration Substitutes: Enforcing without Consideration; Evaluating the Recital of Consideration in a Contract Term; Chapter 4: Noting Exceptions: Promises Enforceable without a Contract; Examining Exceptions: When Contracts Aren't Necessary; The Doctrine of Reliance: Looking for a Promise That Induced Action

Deciding Cases That Test the Limits of Reliance: Promissory EstoppelThe Doctrine of Restitution: Creating an Obligation to Prevent Unjust Enrichment; Part II: Determining Whether a Contract Is Void, Voidable, or Unenforceable; Chapter 5: Introducing Contract Defenses; Leveraging the Power of Policies; Making the Most of Statutes; Examining the Courts' Role in Policing Contracts; Checking into Affirmative Defenses; Chapter 6: Considering Whether an Agreement Is Unenforceable Due to Illegality or Unfairness; Determining Enforceability When the Legislature Has Spoken

Examining Contract Performance, Breach, and RemediesPracticing in the Real World of Contracts; Chapter 2: Let's Make a Deal: Offer and Acceptance; Contract Formation: Getting a Handle on the Essentials; Forming a Contract: Promises, Offers, and Mutual Assent; Determining Whether Language Constitutes an Offer; Deciding How Long an Offer Remains Open; Determining Whether the Offeror Can Back Out: Revoking the Offer; Deciding Whether the Offer Has Been Accepted; Making Sense of the "Battle of the Forms" and UCC 2-207; Chapter 3: Sealing the Deal: The Doctrine of Consideration

Finding Exceptions to the Statute

Making a Public Policy ArgumentTesting an Agreement against the Doctrine of Unconscionability; Challenging Enforceability with the Doctrine of Reasonable Expectations; Chapter 7: Evaluating the Parties' Ability to Make the Contract; Recognizing Who Can Legally Make a Contract; Basing a Contract Defense on One Party's Bad Actions; Whoops! The Mistake Defense; Chapter 8: Assessing the Enforceability of Oral Agreements; Asking Whether the Parties Intended to Orally Form a Contract; Challenging Oral Agreements with the Statute of Frauds; Finding a Writing That Satisfies the Statute

Take the mumbo jumbo out of contract law and ace your contracts course 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