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Contract Law : Cases, Materials, and Commentary - Sally Wheeler

Contract Law

Cases, Materials, and Commentary

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Published: 22nd September 1994
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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 `Excellent book.' 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

Preface
Tables of Cases and Statutes
Introduction
The System of the Law of Obligations and the Basis of Contract
Contract Theory
Contract and State
The Creation of Contracts
The Formation of Contracts
Formation Problems
Consideration and the Enforceability of Promises
Privity of Contract
Contract, Power, and Justice
Contractual Justice
Duress and Unconscionability
The Terms of the Contract
Exclusion Clauses
The Ending of Contracts
Risk and the Discharge of Contracts
Performance, Breach, and Termination
Remedies for Breach of Contract
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ISBN: 9780198762959
ISBN-10: 019876295X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 962
Published: 22nd September 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 5.1
Weight (kg): 1.53