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Contracts: A Modern Coursebook, Second Edition

Ben Templin


  • ISBN: 9781543804331

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    Contracts: A Modern Coursebook, Second Edition by Ben Templin is an innovative coursebook unlike any other on the market. The book takes a hybrid approach between a “traditional” casebook and a problems-based casebook, incorporating a more thorough discussion of the law followed by cases then problems. Featuring a unique design that engages the reader and incorporates professional skills and experiential-type learning, Contracts: A Modern Coursebook is a revolutionary, classroom-tested book. Rather than playing “hide the ball,” professors using this book will be able to say, “Here’s the ball. Let’s play catch.”

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  • Additional Product Details
    Publication Date: 2/1/2019
    Copyright: 2019
    Pages: 966
    Connected eBook with Study Center + Print Book: 9781543804331
    Connected eBook with Study Center: 9781543812190
    eBook: 9781543809619

    Detailed Table of Contents (PDF Download)

    Summary of Contents


    PART I Introduction and Contract Formation
    1 Introduction to Contracts
    2 Contract Formation: Consideration
    3 Conditional Gifts
    4 Adequacy and Other Characteristics of Consideration
    5 The Preexisting Legal Duty Rule
    6 Promissory Estoppel
    7 Restitution
    8 Introduction to Mutual Assent
    9 Offer
    10 Acceptance and Other Responses to an Offer
    11 Irrevocable Offers
    12 Mutual Assent and the Battle of the Forms
    13 Statute of Frauds

    PART II Defenses and Excuses
    14 Defenses: Incapacity
    15 Defenses: Duress and Undue Influence
    16 Defenses: Misrepresentation and Nondisclosure
    17 Defenses: Unconscionability
    18 Defenses: Public Policy and Illegality
    19 Excuses: Mistake
    20 Excuses: Changed Circumstances

    PART III Interpretation and Implied Terms
    21 Parol Evidence Rule
    22 Interpreting Ambiguous Terms
    23 Implied Terms

    PART IV Breach, Conditions, and Repudiation
    24 Breach of Contract
    25 Conditions to Performance
    26 Anticipatory Repudiation

    PART V Remedies
    27 Introduction to Remedies and the Expectation Interest
    28 Certainty, Causation, and Foreseeability
    29 Mitigation
    30 Real Estate, Employment, and Construction Contracts
    31 UCC Remedies
    32 Other Damages
    33 Specific Performance and Other Injunctions
    34 Alternatives to Expectation: Reliance and Restitution

    PART VI Third Party Rights
    35 Third Party Rights

    Table of Cases

  • Author Information

    Ben Templin

    Prior to joining the faculty in 2003, Professor Templin was a corporate attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where his practice focused on general corporate law for early stage technology companies. Following graduation from the University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, Professor Templin taught Legal Methods to undergraduates at the University of California, Berkeley. His web site provides instruction in how to study and prepare for law school exams. Before going to law school, Professor Templin was an editor in computer magazine publishing.

    Professor Templin has published a series of law review articles on Social Security reform and government investment in private enterprise.

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