711 Contracts - §002, Fall 2017

Categories: Business, Corporate, Commercial Law

Instructor(s) Sharafi, Mitra

Remedies (including expectation- and reliance-based damages, specific performance, and restitution); formation of contract (offer, acceptance, consideration, intention to create legal relations); Statute of Frauds; parol evidence rule; voidness or unenforceability (illegality, minor status, intoxication, mental incapacity, duress, undue influence, fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of duty of good faith, unconscionability); penalty clauses, restrictive covenants, exculpatory clauses, arbitration clauses, at-will employment contracts, promissory estoppel, constructive trusts, warranties.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- master the fundamental rules and policies of contract law;
- appreciate the challenges of balancing competing values within a coherent legal framework; and
- recognize the various sides of a legal issue and effectively articulate the strengths and weaknesses of each.

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