Contract Law: Text, Cases, and Materials provides a complete guide to the subject of contract law. The book comprises a balance of 60% text to 40% cases and materials. Its clear explanations and analyses of the law provide support to students, while the extracts from cases and materials promote the development of essential case reading skills and allow for a more detailed appreciation of the practical workings of the law and of the best legal scholarship. Part I of the book examines the rules relating to the existence of an agreement (particularly offer and acceptance, uncertain and incomplete agreements, and consideration and promissory estoppel). Part II covers the terms of the contract, including implied terms, interpretation, boilerplate clauses, exclusion clauses, unfair terms in consumer contracts, and good faith. Part III examines topics such as mistake, misrepresentation, duress, undue influence, unconscionability, inequality of bargaining power, and frustration and force majeure. Part IV turns to breaches of contract and termination, damages, and specific performance. The last part, Part V, concentrates on third parties.
Keywords:agreements, consideration, express and implied terms, boilerplate clauses, exclusion clauses, good faith, vitiating factors (mistake, misrepresentation, duress, and undue influence), breach of contract, damages, specific performance, third party rights
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- 1. Introduction
- Part I Formation
- Part II Terms
- Part III Setting The Contract Aside
- Part IV Remedies for Breach
- Part V Third Party Rights