Written by the leading expert in the field, The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Contracts provides students with ready access to the basic doctrines of contract law, the story behind their evolution, and the rationales for their continued existence. An engaging book that allows students to grasp the "big picture" of contract law, it is organized around the principle that lies at the heart of contracts: consent. Beginning with the premise of "consent," the book provides a cohesive framework in which to understand the various aspects of contract law.
"Professor Barnett's book offers a unique -and uniquely valuable-tool for students and teachers of contract law alike. It succeeds in introducing the law of contract in a way which makes it accessible, interesting, and philosophically rich."
-- Dori Kimel, Reader in legal philosophy, University of Oxford University Press
"This book is a masterpiece of lucidity, erudition and analytic rigor that will quickly become the standard supplementary work for contracts courses. It is, moreover, so compellingly, yet charmingly written that students, as well as many of their professors, will soon come to accept Barnett's book as the orthodox statement of the consent-based approach to contract law."
-- Claire Finkelstein, Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
Chapter One: A Short History of Contact Law
Chapter Two: The Enforcement of Contracts
Chapter Three: Mutual Assent
Chapter Four: Enforceability
Chapter Five: Performance and Breach
Chapter Six: Defenses to Contractual Obligation
Series: Oxford Introductions to U. S. Law
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 21st April 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.32