For students who need a modern introduction to the subject, this book presents the law in a direct style, with helpful tips for understanding its complexities and structuring answers to legal problems. This book explores academic commentary on the law of contract, summarizing and explaining the arguments and their implications.
"The Law of Contract" is a new, innovative textbook, presenting the 'core' of the traditional contract syllabus in a way that readers will find useful and stimulating on many different levels. For students who need an accessible, modern introduction to the subject, it presents the law in a direct, engaging style, with helpful tips for understanding its complexities and structuring answers to legal problems. But for those who wish to probe more deeply, it also analyses in detail the relevant legal principles, addressing current controversies and placing the law in its commercial context. In particular, the book explores academic commentary on the law of contract, summarizing and explaining the arguments and their implications.
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1. General themes and issues; 2. Offer and Acceptance I: General principles; 3. Offer and Acceptance II: Three applications of the general principles; 4. Certainty; 5. Contracts which fail to materialise; 6. Consideration and Estoppel; 7. Privity; 8. Terms of the contract I; 9. Terms of the contract II: Exemption clauses and unfair terms; 10. Misrepresentation and non-disclosure; 11. Duress; 12. Undue influence; 13. Unconscionable bargains; 14. Incapacity; 15. Illegality and public policy; 16. Common mistake; 17. Frustration; 18. Discharge of a contract for breach; 19. Remedies I: Compensatory damages; 20. Remedies II: Specific remedies; 21. Remedies III: Other non-compensatory remedies
The Law of Contract by Janet O'Sullivan
Core Texts Series
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