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Contracts: Law in Action, 2-Volume Set

Stewart Macaulay, Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Wisconsin Law School; Jean Braucher, Roger C. Henderson Professor of Law, The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law; John Kidwell, Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Wisconsin Law School; William Whitford, Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Wisconsin Law School

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ISBN: 9780327176732
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These titles take the “Law in Action” part of the title seriously. The books put contracts problems in context and focus on contracts problems that students will face when they become lawyers. This allows professors to teach a course both more theoretical and more practical at the same time.

American contract law is messy and often contradictory. Even when the rules stay more or less the same, their application varies from court to court over time. The books help students see the hard choices lurking behind what seem to be the simple rules of contract law and prepares them to hit the ground running when they begin practice.

While much material remains unchanged, the major updates are on interesting and important matters such as:
•  unconscionability;
•  form contracts printed in fine print or hidden in other ways (particularly in the area of computer programs); and
•  the growing uses of arbitration to repeal the reform statutes of earlier decades.

In addition, based on the recognition that most law students are in their 20s, explanations have been added about such “commonplace things” as the Vietnam conflict, OPEC, and the consumer movement and other manifestations of Pre-Reagan politics as well as what were ice houses, dial telephones, and typewriters.

Professors who adopt the book are encouraged to contact the authors to receive the latest teacher’s notes in electronic form.

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