Contracts in the Real World

Contracts in the Real World

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Lawrence A Cunningham
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 3/3/2016
EAN 9781316506585, ISBN10: 1316506584

Paperback, 318 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

Contracts, the foundation of economic activity, are both vital and misunderstood. Contracts in the Real World, 2nd edition corrects common misunderstandings through a series of engaging stories involving such notable individuals as Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou, Lady Gaga, and Donald Trump. Capturing the essentials of this subject, the book explores recurring issues in contracting and shows how age-old precedents and wisdom still apply today and how contract law's inherent dynamism cautions against exuberant reforms. The accessible yet rigorous approach will appeal to the general reader and specialists alike, and to both teachers and students of contracts.

1. Getting in
contract formation
2. Facing limits
unenforceable bargains
3. Getting out
excuses and termination
4. Paying up
5. Rewinding
restitution and unjust enrichment
6. Writing it down
interpretation, parol, frauds
7. Performing
duties, modification, good faith
8. Hedging
9. Considering others
third parties and society
Appendix A
offering and accepting
Appendix B
buying and selling goods
Table of cases.