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The Law of Contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code, 2nd Edition

  • Pamela Tepper
  • ISBN-10: 1435497333
  • ISBN-13: 9781435497337
  • 576 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 1995
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

THE LAW OF CONTRACTS AND THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, second edition provides your students with a practical, understandable and realistic approach to the law of contracts. This book covers all of the important features of common law contracts as well as Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Real cases are used to show your students the practical application of the concepts in each chapter and the fact pattern is used throughout the chapter to demonstrate how contracts and their concepts affect our daily lives, often with unusual results. Chapter summaries, review questions, exercises, running glossary, and more help your students to fully grasp this complex area of the law.

Features

  • Comprehensive, accessible coverage of common law contracts and Uniform Commercial Code, Article 2.

  • Two chapters on drafting contracts.

  • Chapter summaries, review questions, exercises, running glossary, and more help students fully grasp this complex area of the law.

  • "Practical Applications" demonstrate the reality of working with contracts and includes comprehensive coverage of cases and examples.

Reviews

"I have reviewed many other contracts textbooks but have always come back to this one as it is the most complete and understandable presentations on the topic."
— Sharron Dillon, Branford Hall Career Institute

About the Author

Pamela Tepper

Pamela R. Tepper is presently the Solicitor General of the Virgin Islands. She manages the Solicitor General Division of the Virgin Islands Department of Justice, which focuses on appeals, contracts, habeas corpus challenges and employment issues. She formerly served as the Deputy Solicitor General of this department, where she managed the section’s contracts, appeals and special projects. From 2000 to 2008, Ms. Tepper was the Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel at the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. For more than 20 years, Ms. Tepper has taught in several paralegal programs, including the Southeastern Paralegal Institute and Southern Methodist University programs in Dallas, Texas; The University of Texas, Arlington; and the University of the Virgin Islands. In addition to this textbook, Ms. Tepper has authored THE LAW OF CONTRACTS AND THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, BASIC LEGAL WRITING FOR PARALEGALS, LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING and TEXAS LEGAL RESEARCH. She has also co-authored THE LITGATION PARALEGAL. Ms. Tepper graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A and earned her J.D. at New England Law in Boston, Massachusetts. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and the Virgin Islands. She also practices in the Virgin Islands District Court and Federal Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Table of Contents

PART I: A GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO CONTRACTS.
1. The Nuts and Bolts of Contracts.
2. Contract Basics: An Overview.
PART II: FORMING THE CONTRACTS: THE NECESSARY ELEMENTS.
3. Formation of a Contraction: Offer and Acceptance.
4. Consideration: The Value for the Promise.
5. Mutual Assent of the Parties.
6. Capacity: The Ability to Contract.
7. Legality in Contracts.
8. Proper Form of the Contract: Exploring the Statute of Frauds.
PART III: CONTRACT PERFORMANCE AND REMEDIES.
9. Performance and Discharge.
10. Remedies in Contract Law.
11. Third Party Contracts.
PART IV: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE: ARTICLE 2.
12. Sales: Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
13. Performance under Article 2: Seller and Buyer Duties.
14. Title, Risk of Loss, and Warranties.
15. Seller and Buyer Remedies.
16. Contracts and the Internet: Something Borrowed, Something New.
PART V: DRAFTING CONTRACTS.
17. Drafting a Contract: The Essentials.
18. Drafting a Contract: Specific Provisions.
19. Analyzing a Contracts Problem: Putting Theory into Practice.

New to this edition

  • New fact patterns, "Just Suppose", drawn from real cases, show your students the practical application of concepts in the chapter.
  • "TechCheck" and "Cybercises" address technology issues in contracts, such as using electronic signatures, clouding, and outsourcing.
  • "Line of Reasoning" feature summarizes relevant cases within each chapter and poses thought-provoking and intriguing questions.
  • Expanded exercise section provides additional opportunities for your students to test their understanding of the concepts in the chapter, engaging them by showing how concepts have both practical and current application.
  • More graphics reinforce the content and add more interest to the subject.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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