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Contract Law and Theory

Robert E. Scott, Alfred McCormack Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Jody S. Kraus, Patricia D. and R. Paul Yetter Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy

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This new edition of Contract Law and Theory, the leading theoretical casebook on contracts, continues to emphasize Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Contract Law and Theory begins with an overview chapter. Many of the following chapters contain introductory essays presenting some of the basic doctrines and theoretical approaches covered in the chapter. The Third Edition incorporates many relatively recent cases to help address the concepts of contract law in contemporary language and settings. The book includes material from the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

Also in the Third Edition:

• Many problems have been shortened making them easier to cover.
• New problems focusing on cases receiving media attention but which never resulted in officially reported court decisions have been added.
• References to the 2003 proposed amendments to UCC Article 2 have been eliminated.
• References to new publications from the American Law Institute that may be influential on courts in upcoming years, namely the Restatement (Third) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment and the Principles of the Law of Software Contracts have been added.
• A new section on collaborative contracts has been added to the discussion of contractual relations in Chapter 4.

The new companion Document Supplement (which can be used with any contracts book) contains Articles 1 and 2 of the UCC, selected provisions (including the Official Comments) of the Restatement (Second) of Contracts, and selected provisions of the CISG.

A Teacher’s Manual / Documentary Supplement is also available.

Professors and adjunct professors may request complimentary examination copies of LexisNexis law school publications to consider for class adoption or recommendation. Please identify the book(s) you wish to receive, provide your institutional contact information, and submit your request here.

This book also is available in a heavily discounted, three-hole punched, alternative loose-leaf version printed on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper with wider margins and with the same pagination as the hardbound book.