711 Contracts - §005, Fall 2010

Categories: Business, Corporate, Commercial Law

Instructor(s) Yackee, Jason

Creation of promissory liability; interpretation of words and conduct; exchange, reliance or formality as necessary for creation of promissory liability; remedies for breach of contract; unfairness as a reason for avoiding contractual liability.

Learning Outcomes:

1. The student will be able to read a case concerning a contract dispute and to be able to identify (a) the main legal issue in play; (b) the parties’ arguments on each side of that legal issue; (c) the court’s announced rule concerning the legal issue; and (d) the court’s reasoning in support of that announced rule.
2. The student will be able to identify and apply contract-law statutory provisions (the UCC) to a contract-law fact pattern.
3. The student will be able to coherently restate and explain key contract-law concepts and doctrines, including “consideration”, the “parol evidence rule”, the “statute of frauds”, and the “doctrine of unconscionability”.

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