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Contract Law for Legal Professionals

By Andrea Yelin

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 4, 2010

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Taking a building-block approach, CONTRACT LAW FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS, 1/e covers the key topics and fundamental rules of contract law and shows how to apply them. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic, explains the law, illustrates the rules, reinforces the concepts and then lets students apply their knowledge. Cases present contracts issues and show how the courts resolved the issues by applying the rules. Focusing on mastering concepts, the book’s goal is to equip paralegals with the basic knowledge required to approach a contracts issue capably, assist the supervising attorney and know when to ask questions.

Table of Contents

PART I: FOUNDATIONS

1.      The Fundamentals of Contracts–The Big Picture

 

PART II: CONSTRUCTING THE CONTRACT

2.      The Offer

3.      Acceptance

4.      Consideration

5.      Formation of Contracts: Issues with Contract Formation

6.      Terms and Provisions

 

PART III: AFTER FORMATION–PERFORMING THE AGREEMENT

7.      Modification

8.      Third Parties

9.      Performance and Discharge

 

PART IV: UNFULFILLED OBLIGATIONS

10.  Remedies

 

PART V: CREATING THE ACTUAL AGREEMENT

11.  Researching and Drafting

 

APPENDIX A: SAMPLE CONTRACTS

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