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Essentials of Contract Law, 2nd Edition

  • Martin A. Frey Professor Emeritus at The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • ISBN-10: 1285857119  |  ISBN-13: 9781285857114
  • 384 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2001
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.25
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Overview

An ideal guide for the paralegal student, ESSENTIALS OF CONTRACT LAW, Second Edition presents the law of contracts in an understandable and organized manner. The book's effective "road map" approach to contracts helps students learn about contract formation, contracts the courts will not enforce, the plaintiff's allegation of breach, the defendant's response to the plaintiff's allegation, and the plaintiff's remedies for breach of contract. In this edition, the author separately addresses the impact of Article 2 of the UCC (sale of goods), federal preemption, and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) on common law contract theory. Cutting through excess verbiage and outdated doctrine, the book develops each rule of law by presenting theory, illustrating theory with an example, and providing a "problem" to give you hands-on practice.

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Features and Benefits

  • The author presents contract law concepts via a "road map," making them clear and understandable.
  • Each presented rule of law is explained through theory, example, and an exercise that actively involves the reader.
  • Modern contract terminology provides accurate and current statements of the law.
  • The paralegal checklist and review questions at the end of each chapter provide opportunities for review.
  • A detailed index and glossary make the text a useful reference.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION. A Road Map for Analyzing the Law of Contracts.
PART I. Contract Law under the Common Law.
1. Step One: Establishing the Method of Dispute Resolution, Selecting the Venue, and Determining the Applicable Law in the Event of a Dispute.
2. Step Two: Contract Formation -- The Offer, the Events between Offer and Acceptance, and the Acceptance.
3. Step Three: Contract Enforceability.
4. Step Four: The Plaintiff's Allegation of the Defendant's Breach.
5. Step Five: The Defendant's Response to the Plaintiff's Allegation that the Defendant Has Breached the Contract.
6. Step Six: The Plaintiff's Remedies for the Defendant's Breach.
7. Third-Party Interests.
PART II. The Sale of Goods under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
8. Contracts that Involve the Sale of Goods and Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
PART III. The Relationship between Federal Law and State Contract Law.
9. Federal Preemption of Private-Sector Contract Law.
PART IV. Contracts that Involve the International Sale of Goods.
10. Contracts that Involve the Sale of Goods and the United Nations' Convention on the International Sale of Goods.
Glossary.

What's New

  • Completely updated text, paralegal checklists, and end-of-chapter review questions provide fresh, accurate, and fully up-to-date coverage.
  • Article 2 of the UCC is now separated from the common law and has a parallel road map in its own chapter.
  • A chapter on federal preemption has been added to demonstrate the interaction between state contract law and federal law.
  • A brief chapter introduces the UN's Convention on the international Sale of Goods (CISG) to develop the concept of globalism and the role of a federal treaty in contract law.
  • The impact of the method of dispute resolution and venue on the resolution of a dispute has been added to Step One of the road map.
  • The Plaintiff's Allegation of the Defendant's Breach and the Defendant's Response to the Plaintiff's Allegation, formerly in Step Four of the road map, have been separated into their own steps (Steps Four and Five).
  • The issues dealing with the terms of the contract have been moved from contract formation (Step Two) to Steps Four and Five.

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    ISBN-10: 1337414026 | ISBN-13: 9781337414029

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I especially like how the Frey text kept coming back to the flowchart given in the first chapter outlining how a contract begins to the remedies available for breach. As a reader, I felt very connected to the contract process and could see where we had been and where we were going."

— Lisa Matich, Northwestern College

"This is a great basic contracts book. The outstanding features are the charts and the examples, plus his writing style."

— Elizabeth McCowan, Pellissippi State CC

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Essentials of Contract Law, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 1337414026 | ISBN-13: 9781337414029)

An ideal guide for the paralegal student, ESSENTIALS OF CONTRACT LAW, Second Edition presents the law of contracts in an understandable and organized manner. The book's effective "road map" approach to contracts helps students learn about contract formation, contracts the courts will not enforce, the plaintiff's allegation of breach, the defendant's response to the plaintiff's allegation, and the plaintiff's remedies for breach of contract. In this edition, the author separately addresses the impact of Article 2 of the UCC (sale of goods), federal preemption, and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) on common law contract theory. Cutting through excess verbiage and outdated doctrine, the book develops each rule of law by presenting theory, illustrating theory with an example, and providing a "problem" to give you hands-on practice.

List Price = $93.95  | CengageBrain Price = $93.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.50

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Essentials of Contract Law, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 1337414026 | ISBN-13: 9781337414029)

Succeed in your course and prepare for your paralegal career with ESSENTIALS OF CONTRACT LAW, Second Edition. Presenting the law of contracts in an understandable and organized manner, the book's effective "road map" approach to contracts helps you master the details of contract formation, determining the applicable law, unenforceable contracts, and breach of contract. In addition, the author separately addresses the impact of Article 2 of the UCC, federal preemption, and the UN's Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Cutting through excess verbiage and outdated doctrine, the book develops each rule of law by presenting theory, illustrating it with an example, and providing a "problem" to give you hands-on practice.

List Price = $93.95  | CengageBrain Price = $93.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Martin A. Frey

Martin A. Frey, BSME, JD, LLM,is a Professor Emeritus at The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Senior Adjunct Settlement Judge for the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern Districts of Oklahoma, and was the Reporter for the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. He was a professor at Drake and Texas Tech Universities and a visiting professor at the University of Maine, Washington University (St. Louis), the University of Alabama, Wake Forest University, Stetson University, and Florida International University. When teaching, Professor Frey served on a number of site visitation teams for the Section on Accreditation and Admission to the Bar of the American Bar Association. Professor Frey currently volunteers with the Financial Crimes Unit of the Tulsa Police Department. He is the author or co-author of "The Little Black Book, A Do-It Yourself Guide for Law School Competitions" (Carolina Academic Press, 2002); "Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution" (Delmar Learning Thomson, 2003); "Introduction to the Law of Contracts, 4th Edition (Delmar Cengage Learning, 2008); "Introduction to Bankruptcy Law, 6th Edition (Delmar Cengage Learning, 2013); and "Essentials of Contract Law," 2nd Edition (Cengage Learning, 2015).