Contract Law for Legal Professionals

Author: Andrea Yelin

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780136131786

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Taking a building-block approach, CONTRACT LAW FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS, 1/e covers the key topics and fundamental rules of contract law and shows how to apply them. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic, explains the law, illustrates the rules, reinforces the concepts and then lets students apply their knowledge. Cases present contracts issues and show how the courts resolved the issues by applying the rules. Focusing on mastering concepts, the book's goal is to equip paralegals with the basic knowledge required to approach a contracts issue capably, assist the supervising attorney and know when to ask questions.

Contract Law For Dummies

Author: Scott J. Burnham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118092732

Category: Law

Page: 384

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Take the mumbo jumbo out of contract law and ace your contracts course. This hands-on guide give you plain-English explanations of terminology and language used in contracts, showing you how to read and analyze cases and statues with ease.

Criminal Law and Procedure for Legal Professionals

Author: John Phillip Feldmeier,Frank Schmalleger

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780138021160

Category: Law

Page: 600

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CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURES, 1/e bridges the gap between theoretical presentations of criminal law and procedure and the practical realities of working in the criminal justice field. It covers the essential principles, doctrines, and rules of criminal law and procedure, carefully balancing them with numerous “In the Field” special features offering insights drawn from real-world experiences. Students will find many examples and assignments drawn from both federal and state criminal cases, as well as many features and scenarios illuminating ethical standards for criminal justice professionals. Throughout, the text provides maximum flexibility to instructors teaching a wide range of pre-law, paralegal, and criminal justice students.

Contract Law in Hong Kong

Author: Michael Fisher,Desmond G. Greenwood

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888083759

Category: History

Page: 470

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This revised and expanded second edition of Contract Law in Hong Kong is the most comprehensive contemporary textbook on Hong Kong contract law written primarily for law students. The 16 chapters of the book cover all basic contract concepts in a reader-friendly style and make ample use of case illustrations. The book deals with all the core areas of Contract Law. The first two chapters introduce the major themes and explain the multiple sources of law in Hong Kong. The subsequent thirteen chapters cover the formation of a valid contract, its contents, "vitiating" elements, the consequences of illegality, the termination of contracts and remedies for breach of contract. The book concludes with an explanation of the doctrine of privity and proposals for reform of the operation of privity in Hong Kong. Particular attention is given to what makes Hong Kong law different from other common law jurisdictions, and to the continuing significance of English case law in Hong Kong and the theoretical and practical reasons for this. The book is intended primarily as a readable but comprehensive and authoritative text for Hong Kong law students. Practising lawyers and professionals who need to acquire knowledge on the topic, however, will also find this book useful and accessible.

Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1543801277

Category: Law

Page: 464

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Basic Contract Law for Paralegals is a clear, comprehensive, and straightforward introduction to all of the basics of contract law, specifically designed for paralegal students. Lively examples and well-crafted pedagogy cover all key topics in a contracts course—from offer, acceptance, and consideration, to discharge of obligations, and remedies. An appendix of twelve sample contracts provides a useful ongoing reference tool for paralegals working with contracts. Features: Comprehensive coverage of all the key topics. A culminating chapter walks students through the process of drafting a simple contract. Clearly written text and lively examples help students understand the law. Well-crafted pedagogy includes chapter overviews, highlighted examples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises Manageable length makes this book ideal for shorter courses. New cases provide up-to-date coverage of: Express and implied contracts and promissory estoppel Bilateral and unilateral contracts The mirror image rule and acceptance Consideration Implied-in-fact conditions and conditions precedent Third party beneficiaries Anticipatory repudiation and how to measure damages.

Contract Law in Russia

Author: Maria Yefremova,Svetlana Yakovleva,Jane Henderson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782253157

Category: Law

Page: 302

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The book explains Russian contract law in a form understandable to lawyers qualified in other countries, especially common law countries. The introduction gives a concise overview of the Russian legal system in general and contract law in particular as well as a brief insight into the history of contract law in Russia. Then the main concepts of Russian contract law are explained, using the conceptual framework of English contract law to make them accessible to someone not familiar with the codified Russian system.The book not only considers the legislation regulating Russian contractual relations but also includes appropriate case law to show how the legislation is interpreted. The focus is on contract law in Russia as it actually operates, rather than merely the legislative texts, so that it will be directly relevant to legal practitioners and others who wish to acquire knowledge of the practical application of an important element of the Russian legal system, as well as those seeking an insight into the realities of codified law in action. The target readership therefore includes legal practitioners who have to deal with Russian law, academics and students with an interest in Russian law, the law of contract and comparative civil law, as well as scholars of comparative legal systems and Russian area studies.

Contract Law and Contract Practice

Bridging the Gap Between Legal Reasoning and Commercial Expectation

Author: Catherine Mitchell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1782253130

Category: Law

Page: 308

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An oft-repeated assertion within contract law scholarship and cases is that a good contract law (or a good commercial contract law) will meet the needs and expectations of commercial contractors. Despite the prevalence of this statement, relatively little attention has been paid to why this should be the aim of contract law, how these 'commercial expectations' are identified and given substance, and what precise legal techniques might be adopted by courts to support the practices and expectations of business people. This book explores these neglected issues within contract law. It examines the idea of commercial expectation, identifying what expectations commercial contractors may have about the law and their business relationships (using empirical studies of contracting behaviour), and assesses the extent to which current contract law reflects these expectations. It considers whether supporting commercial expectations is a justifiable aim of the law according to three well-established theoretical approaches to contractual obligations: rights-based explanations, efficiency-based (or economic) explanations and the relational contract critique of the classical law. It explores the specific challenges presented to contract law by modern commercial relationships and the ways in which the general rules of contract law could be designed and applied in order to meet these challenges. Ultimately the book seeks to move contract law beyond a simple dichotomy between contextualist and formalist legal reasoning, to a more nuanced and responsive legal approach to the regulation of commercial agreements.

Professional English in Use Law

Author: Gillian D. Brown,Sally Rice

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521685429

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

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Professional English in Use Law is a brand new addition to the Professional English in Use series.

Contract Law for Paralegals

Author: Kathleen Mercer Reed,Henry R. Cheeseman,John J. Schlageter

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780135109458

Category: Law

Page: 517

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CONTRACT LAW FOR PARALEGALS, 2/e fully prepares paralegals for all facets of contract preparation, including ethical, practical, and professional issues. Fully updated for current case law, it thoroughly covers modern e-contracts, and presents relevant new examples such as health club and cell phone contracts. It combines a strong foundation in essential principles with practical insight into the issues paralegals face in researching, drafting, and interpreting contracts. Students build skills and portfolios through many drafting exercises, including the creation of complete contracts for equipment, real estate, and business sales. They also build critical thinking skills through assignments ranging from attorney briefings to Critical Legal Thinking Cases. Students will find up-to-date career information, sidebars illuminating working paralegals' real-world experiences, and extensive reference resources, including a detailed glossary and extensive UCC excerpts.

The Law of Contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code

Author: Pamela Tepper

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285448944

Category: Law

Page: 576

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THE LAW OF CONTRACTS AND THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, 3e covers all the important features of common law contracts, as well as Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code in a practical, understandable, and realistic manner. Real cases demonstrate how the concepts in each chapter are applied, and the fact pattern is used throughout the chapter to demonstrate how contracts and their concepts affect our daily lives, often with unusual results. Using a fluid and interesting writing style, the author reduces contract law to its basic components and provides examples that build on other examples. Chapter summaries, review questions, exercises, a running glossary, and--new to this edition--learning objectives help your students to fully grasp this complex area of the law. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Beginning Contract Law

Author: Nicola Monaghan,Chris Monaghan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136738754

Category: Law

Page: 176

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Whether you’re new to higher education, coming to legal study for the first time or just wondering what Contract Law is all about, Beginning Contract Law is the ideal introduction to help you hit the ground running. Starting with the basics and an overview of each topic, it will help you come to terms with the structure, themes and issues of the subject so that you can begin your Contract Law module with confidence. Adopting a clear and simple approach with legal vocabulary explained in a detailed glossary, Chris and Nicola Monaghan break the subject of Contract law down using practical everyday examples to make it understandable for anyone, whatever their background. Diagrams and flowcharts simplify complex issues, important cases are identified and explained and on-the- spot questions help you recognise potential issues or debates within the law so that you can contribute in classes with confidence. Beginning Contract Law is an ideal first introduction to the subject for LLB, GDL or ILEX and especially international students, those enrolled on distance learning courses or on other degree programmes.

The Development of Modern Government Contract Law

A Personal Perspective

Author: C. Stanley Dees

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454886266

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 596

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This unique resource identifies and analyzes fourteen major legal issues in government contract law and highlights three important legislative changes that have occurred over the past 50 years and altered the practice of law. Authored by C. Stanley Dees, who was directly involved in many of the landmark cases examined here, this one-of-a-kind resource delivers a level of insight and historical perspective no other reference can match. Only The Development of Modern Government Contract Law: A Personal Perspective describes the evolution of government contract law and practice, thoroughly examining each of the subject areas and delivering unmatched insight and analysis. No book today provides the personal perspective of a practitioner who tried or argued key cases in many of these important areas. With The Development of Modern Government Contract Law, you'll gain: Important insight to case law controlling fourteen separate major legal issues in government contract law Thorough analysis of the three important legislative changes that occurred over the past half-century which altered the way attorneys practice Direct insights into approaches to managing apparently contradictory precedents As government contract law becomes increasingly complex, every legal professional must understand the elemental issues that structure the law. The past half century has formed the foundation period of modern government contract law, and C. Stanley Dees has been directly involved every step of the way. Quite simply, it would be difficult to develop true expertise in this practice area without taking advantage of the insights and analysis provided in this unique work on government contract law. Extensively researched, thoroughly footnoted, and with a full Table of Cases, The Development of Modern Government Contract Law: A Personal Perspective covers: Early Government Contract Law Incorporating Clauses by Operation of Law: The G.L. Christian Case Constructive Acceleration: The Electronic & Missile Facilities, Inc. Case Fact Versus Judgment: The E-Systems Case Allocation of Necessary Costs to Overhead: The General Dynamics Case Cardinal Changes--Breach to Bid Protest: AT&T Communications v. Wiltel Illegal Contracts: Before and After the AT&T Case Recovery of Unabsorbed Overhead: The Eichleay Formula, Used and Abused Structural Reform: Legislative Changes 1978-84 Loss of the Shuttle Challenger: The Changing Practice of Law GSA Procurement of Telecommunications and the "Mother" of All Bid Protests Fixed-Price Procurements for Development of Major Systems: Lockheed, Litton, General Dynamics, et al. Recovery of Interest: A History of Inequity and Error The Administrative Procedure Act: Jurisdiction in Contract Cases The Federal Circuit: Changing Direction? [Five areas where the court has reversed precedents] The Development of Modern Government Contract Law: A Personal Perspective is a foundational, must-have resource for every legal professional practicing in the government contracts arena, delivering invaluable insights and perspective that will directly inform the reader how to manage specific legal issues.

Essentials of Contract Law

Author: Martin A. Frey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305544803

Category: Law

Page: 384

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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, determining the applicable law, unenforceable contracts and breach of contract. In this edition, the author also 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 readers hands-on practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Legal Writing for Legal Professionals

Author: Susan Majka,Terry Bingham

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133786170

Category: Law

Page: 504

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For courses in Introduction to Paralegal Studies. All the materials needed for "on-the-job experience" writing legal documents. Legal Writing for Legal Professionals places readers right in the law office environment, exposing them to a variety of cases from beginning to end - from client intake to disposition. The text applies laws from various states to fact patterns and includes ethical situations encountered in legal practice such as medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, real estate transactions, divorce and custody, and driving under the influence. This text also offers an abundance of examples and exercises to reinforce what readers have learned and guide them as they draft the legal documents they will be writing during their paralegal career. While the text follows the clients and their legal dilemmas sequentially, the chapters can easily stand alone or be read out of order to fit your needs. To help readers build and refine their writing skills, an extensive Grammar Handbook is available online-an indispensable tool for those who may not have learned this material earlier or those who want a refresher. This book is such an essential resource, even practicing paralegals will want to keep it in their top desk drawer.

Contract Law in the Netherlands

Author: Arthur S. Hartkamp,Marianne M. M. Tillema,Annemarie E. B. ter Heide,Roger Blanpain,J. H. Herbots

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789041161581

Category: Contracts

Page: 264

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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of the law of contracts in the Netherlands covers every aspect of the subject and– definition and classification of contracts, contractual liability, relation to the law of property, good faith, burden of proof, defects, penalty clauses, arbitration clauses, remedies in case of non-performance, damages, power of attorney, and much more. Lawyers who handle transnational contracts will appreciate the explanation of fundamental differences in terminology, application, and procedure from one legal system to another, as well as the international aspects of contract law. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes drafting considerations. An introduction in which contracts are defined and contrasted to torts, quasi-contracts, and property is followed by a discussion of the concepts of and‘considerationand’ or and‘causeand’ and other underlying principles of the formation of contract. Subsequent chapters cover the doctrines of and‘relative effectand’, termination of contract, and remedies for non-performance. The second part of the book, recognizing the need to categorize an agreement as a specific contract in order to determine the rules which apply to it, describes the nature of agency, sale, lease, building contracts, and other types of contract. Facts are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance. Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for business and legal professionals alike. Lawyers representing parties with interests in the Netherlands will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative contract law.