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Readership: Undergraduates studying contract law modules or an advanced
contract law option.
Postgraduates studying contract law modules or an advanced contract law option.
Academics who wish to expand their research in contract theory.
Prof Stephen A. Smith, Professor of Lawr, McGill University, Montreal
I: METHODOLOGY1: What is Contract Theory?
II: GENERAL THEORIES OF CONTRACT2: Introduction to General Theories: Classification and Overview
3: The Nature of Contractual Obligations: The Analytic Question
4: The Justification of Contractual Obligations: The Normative Question
III: CONTRACT LAW DOCTRINES5: Establishing Agreement: The Law of Offer and Acceptance
6: The Kinds of Agreements that are Enforced: Formalities, Intention to Create Legal Relations, Consideration, and Estoppel
7: The Kinds of Agreements not Enforced: Substantive Limitations on Enforceability
8: The Content of the Contract: Interpreting and Implying Terms
9: Excuses for Non-Performance: Duress, Unconscionability, Mistake, Misrepresentation, Frustration, and Discharge for Breach
10: Breach of Contract: The Puzzle of Strict Liability
11: Remedies for Breach