The teaching of contract law has traditionally been concerned with examining and explaining the complex doctrinal rules of contract developed by statute and common law. Recently, however, law teachers have begun to see the advantages of teaching the subject from a more theoretical standpoint. The study of the theory of contract law has blossomed in the last 25 years to the point where it is now accepted that for students to be given a proper understanding of the
rules of contract law, teachers of the subject must introduce them to its theoretical literature. Textbooks and casebooks have, with one or two notable exceptions, failed to recognize this change. By
contrast, this new book takes as is starting point the need to mix theoretical approaches with the study of cases and statutes and thereby offers students a richer, more varied and more interesting selection of materials than can be found in any other comparable book on the subject. The materials are held together by a lucid and critical commentary provided by the authors, who have also written notes on further reading and examstyle questions to conclude each section. This book is an ideal
way to introduce students to the complexities of contract law.
`Excellent in the amount of periodical literature it contains.'
Mrs C.A. Hopkins, University of Cambridge
`The excellent contemporary contracts casebook that modern teachers have been waiting for.'
Dr Joshua Getzler, University of Oxford
`clear treatments of the subject and reasonably priced'
Say Goo, University of Exeter
`Completely new approach - unlike existing casebooks - ideal for students new to contract law.'
Judith Riches, Brighton University
`It is a really impressive book - a formidable collection of materials.'
Roger Brownsword, University of Sheffield
A.M. Dugdale, Keele University
`Excellent, affordable, current!'
John Murphy, University of Manchester
`A very good and worthwhile book.'
Hector MacQueen, University of Edinburgh
`ambitious and well-produced book'
Cambridge Law Journal
`Wheeler and Shaw have brought together a wide range of primary and secondary materials and combined them with their own extensive and elucidating annotations to produce a work which represents an exciting contribution to the study and teaching of law.'
Consumer Law Journal