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Contracts: Cases and Doctrine

Front Cover - Contracts: Cases and Doctrine

Fifth Edition

Randy Barnett, Georgetown University

2012. 1,200 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-0998-2

With Teacher's Manual

About the Book

Contracts: Cases and Doctrineís back-to-basics, case-based approach gives students ample doctrinal material as they sift through and analyze facts for prevailing themes and theory. Cases are lightly edited, or presented whole, to give first-year students the opportunity to develop case-analysis skills. The popular flexible organization begins with Remedies, but chapters can be taught in any order. A mixture of classic and contemporary cases adds interest and affords teaching alternatives. Each chapter begins with a brief textual introduction, and Study Guide questions before each case help focus student attention on salient issues. Background information provides context for understanding cases, and abundant citations reference popular and respected sources. Relevant provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Restatement (Second) of Contracts are thoughtfully presented.
 
The revised Fifth Edition has been updated throughout with new cases added to build upon the strengths of the book. A completely updated Teacherís Manual includes a Transition Guide as well as Sample Syllabi.
 
Hallmark features of Contracts: Cases and Doctrine:

  • Case-based approach
    o ample doctrinal materials to analyze for prevailing themes and theory
    o cases lightly edited, or presented whole
    o first-year students develop case-analysis skills
  • Flexible organization
    o begins with Remedies
    o chapters can be taught in any order
  • Mixture of classic and contemporary cases
    o adds interest
    o affords teaching alternatives
  • Powerful pedagogy
    o Each chapter begins with textual introduction 
    o Study Guide questions before each case focus on salient issues 
    o Background information provides context for understanding cases
  • Abundant reference citations to popular and respected sources
  • Presents relevant provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Restatement (Second) of Contracts

The revised Fifth Edition presents:

  • Updating throughout
  • New cases
  • A completely updated Teacherís Manual
    o Transition Guide
    o Sample Syllabi