Contract Law for Legal Professionals

Author: Andrea Yelin
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0136131786
Release Date: 2010-02
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

The Full Weight of the Law

Author: Shawn Healy
Publisher: ABA Law Practice Division the Business of Practicing Law
ISBN: 163425970X
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Depression, Mental

"Law students and lawyers report having a significantly higher rate of depression than the general population. When untreated, depression affects lawyers and their clients, families, friends, and colleagues. In addition to the effects of mental health conditions on lawyers' lives, the same disorders can lead to substantial disciplinary issues that threaten attorneys' ability to practice law. Unfortunately, for many struggling with burdens like depression, it is only when they reach their breaking point, or encounter unavoidable professional consequences, that they feel ready to reach out for assistance. So many benefits could be derived if the problems that can grow to consume a lawyer's life and career are solved early. Authors Shawn Healy, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Fortgang, Ph.D. work directly with lawyers, law students, and judges who are suffering because of depression. In this book they offer hope through practical, realistic recommendations to help lawyers and the people who care about them understand the causes and symptoms of depression, various forms of treatment, and how to help a lawyer who may suffer from the condition." -- Publisher's website.

Contract Law in the USA

Author: Gregory Klass
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789041133106
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of the law of contracts in the USA covers every aspect of the subjectùdefinition 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 'consideration' or 'cause' and other underlying principles of the formation of contract. Subsequent chapters cover the doctrines of 'relative effect', 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 USA will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative contract law.

Contract Law For Dummies

Author: Scott J. Burnham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118092736
Release Date: 2011-12-06
Genre: Law

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.

Contract Law in Hong Kong

Author: Michael Fisher
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789888083756
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: History

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.

Contract Law in Greece

Author: Michael Stathopoulos
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789041132000
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

"This book was originally published as a monograph in the International Encyclopaedia of Laws/Contracts Law."

Contract Law in Russia

Author: Maria Yefremova
Publisher: Hart Pub Limited
ISBN: 1849462992
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Law

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.

Substantive Law for the Legal Professional

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781467247863
Release Date: 2016-10-17
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Substantive Law for the Legal Professional. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Contract Law and Contract Practice

Author: Catherine Mitchell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781782253136
Release Date: 2014-07-18
Genre: Law

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.


Author: Casenote Legal Briefs
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 9780735570443
Release Date: 2009-05-22
Genre: Law

After your casebook, Casenote Legal Briefs will be your most important reference source for the entire semester. It is the most popular legal briefs series available, with over 140 titles, and is relied on by thousands of students for its expert case summaries, comprehensive analysis of concurrences and dissents, as well as of the majority opinion in the briefs. Casenote Legal Briefs Features: Keyed to specific casebooks by title/author Most current briefs available Redesigned for greater student accessibility Sample brief with element descriptions called out Redesigned chapter opener provides rule of law and page number for each brief Quick Course Outline chart included with major titles Revised glossary in dictionary format

The Development of Modern Government Contract Law

Author: C. Stanley Dees
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 1454886269
Release Date: 2016-10-27
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Key Ideas in Contract Law

Author: Nicholas McBride
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781509907229
Release Date: 2017-08-10
Genre: Law

This book introduces the reader to a number of ideas and issues that underlie the English law of contract-an area of law that is often regarded as forbiddingly dry and technical but which is here made easy to understand and full of interest. Taking as its starting point the role contract law plays in helping markets to operate, the book explains how contract law regulates the commercial risks people take, while at the same time placing limits on what may be bought and sold, and ensuring that contractual powers are not unacceptably abused. A final chapter discusses how contract law can be used to make gifts of binding promises to other people. The book provides a rigorous and stimulating journey through the ideas underpinning contract law and is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the subject. 'Clearly written and bursting with interesting and novel ideas, this lively book will be a great resource for anyone interested in Contract Law.' Paul S Davies, Professor of Commercial Law, University College London