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Contract Law: Cases, Materials and Commentary

Contract Law: Cases, Materials and Commentary

Designed for use by first year courses in contract law - a compulsory subject in all law schools - this text discusses all aspects of contract law.

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ISBN 9780198762942
Published 1 November 1994 by Oxford University Press
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wheeler, Sally
By Shaw, Josephine
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ISBN-13 9780198762942
ISBN-10 0198762941
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Clarendon Press
Publication Date 1 November 1994
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wheeler, Sally
By Shaw, Josephine
Category Contract Law
Number of Pages 922
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 61mm
Weight 1,399g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Contracts - Great Britain - Cases, Contracts - Cases
NBS Text National Law: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 344.1062
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The teaching of contract law has traditionally been concerned with examining and explaining the complex doctrinal rules of contract law developed by statute and common law. Recently, however, law teachers have begun to see the advantages of teaching the subject from a more theoretical standpoint. The study of the theory of contract law has blossomed in the last 25 years to the point where it is now accepted that for students to be given a proper understanding of the rules of contract law, teachers of the subject must introduce them to its best theoretical literature. Textbooks and casebooks have, with one or two notable exceptions, failed to recognize this change. By contrast, this new book takes as its starting point the need to mix theoretical approaches with the study of cases and statutes and thereby offers students a richer, more varied and more interesting selection of materials than can be found in any other comparable book on the subject. The materials are held together by a lucid and critical commentary provided by the authors, who also provide notes on further reading and exam-style questions to conclude each section. This book is intended for this text is an ideal book for teaching first-year courses in contract law (a compulsory subject in all law schools).

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