Aspen Publishing

Contracts: A Modern Coursebook, Third Edition

Ben Templin, David Spratt


  • ISBN: 9781543856453

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 2/1/23
    Copyright: 2023
    Pages: 833
    Connected eBook with Study Center + Print Book:9781543856453
    Connected eBook with Study Center: 9798886144178
    eBook: 9781543856460

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  • Author Information

    David H. Spratt

    David H. Spratt is a professor at American University, Washington College of Law, where he teaches Contracts, Legal Rhetoric, and Family Law Litigation and Practice. David received a B.A. degree in Government and Psychology from The College of William and Mary and graduated summa cum laude from The American University, Washington College of Law. Before joining WCL as a full-time faculty member in Fall 2006, David taught Legal Writing and Research at the George Washington University School of Law, Legal Analysis and Writing at Concord School of Law, and Legal Methods at the Washington College of Law. David is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia bars, and he is an active participant in state, local, and national bar associations and organizations. He is a past chair of the Virginia Bar Association, Domestic Relations Section and the Northern Virginia Regional Advisory Committee. In the past, he has moderated and/or presented continuing legal education programs on attorney impairment, vocational rehabilitation experts, defined duration support, imputation of income, amendments to the Virginia child support statute, legal ethics, legal writing, academic support, research and citation, the use of electronic evidence in litigation and family law cases, and child custody evaluations.

    In 2001, David was a founding partner of Schwartz & Spratt, PLC, a family law firm in Fairfax, Virginia. Previously, David worked as an associate at the Law Office of Betty A. Thompson, Ltd., and at The Lewis Law Firm, in Washington, D.C. Professor Spratt writes a regular column, &"Writer’s Block,” for the Virginia Bar Association News Journal. In January 2013, David was appointed to the Virginia State Bar Section on Education of Lawyers Task Force on Legal Writing and planned and implemented a Legal Writing Bootcamp for practicing Virginia attorneys, which now continues annually. David served as the Civil Reporter of Decisions for the Virginia Court of Appeals for more than three years, stepping down in October 2021, and he currently serves as the Chair of the Virginia State Bar Section on Education of Lawyers. David is the 2021 Recipient of the Washington College of Law Excellence in Teaching Award.

    Ben Templin

    Professor Templin primarily teaches contracts, business associations, and remedies at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Professor Templin’s work for Aspen Publishing also includes various study aids for contracts including PracticePerfect Contracts and Law in a Flash Contracts.

    Professor Templin also taught as a visiting professor at Mercer University School of Law and University of North Dakota School of Law as well as in summer abroad programs in Nice, France and Hangzhou, China.

    Professor Templin’s scholarly research currently focuses on contracts and contemporary law school pedagogy. Professor Templin’s early scholarship focused on public policy issues for topics ranging from social security reform to rule of law issues in China and the expression of the law in fine art.

    Prior to going to law school, Professor Templin had a 15-year career in magazine publishing, working primarily as an editor for print and electronic media for computer magazines.

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