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Perspectives on contract law

Author: Randy E Barnett
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1995.
Series: Perspectives on law series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Supplemental "classic" as well as recent readings on contract law organized under the following headings: Enforcing private agreements -- Mutual assent --Enforceability -- Performance and breach -- Defenses to contractual obligation.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randy E Barnett
ISBN: 0316081299 9780316081290
OCLC Number: 32840469
Notes: Accompanied by Teacher's manual (c1995), which also covers Contracts : cases and doctrine; and Teacher's manual (c1999), which also covers Contracts : cases and doctrine (2nd ed.).
Description: xxii, 381 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Enforcing Private Agreements --
How Should Damages for Breach of Contract Be Measured? --
The Reliance Interest in Contract Damages / Lon L. Fuller, William R. Perdue, Jr. --
The Phantom Reliance Interest in Contract Damages / Michael B. Kelly --
Beyond Fuller and Perdue? / Richard Craswell --
Are Some Breaches of Contract Efficient? --
Fundamental Principles of Contract Damages / Richard A. Posner --
The Efficient Breach Fallacy / Daniel Friedman --
When Should Courts Order Specific Performance? --
Efficiency Concerns --
Specific Performance / Richard A. Posner --
The Case for Specific Performance / Alan Schwartz --
Moral Concerns --
Contract Remedies and Inalienable Rights / Randy E. Barnett --
Liberty and Contractual Empowerment / Christopher T. Wonnell --
Mutual Assent --
Does a Promise Differ from an Offer? --
On the Nature of Offer, Acceptance, and Promise / Peter Meijes Tiersma --
Is There a Duty to Negotiate a Contract in Good Faith? --
Enforcing the Contract to Bargain / Charles L. Knapp --
When Should Parol Evidence of Contracting Parties' Intentions Be Considered by a Court? --
"Meaning" in the Law of Contracts / E. Allan Farnsworth --
How Should Courts Use Business Norms to Construe Written Terms? --
The Theory of Legally Unenforceable Agreements / Lisa Bernstein --
How Has Modern Technology Affected Mutual Assent? --
Autistic Contracts / James J. White --
Enforceability --
Which Commitments Should Be Enforced? --
The Basis of Contract / Morris R. Cohen --
Does the Doctrine of Consideration Have a Function? Consideration and Form / Lon L. Fuller --
The Ideological Subtext of "Consideration and Form" / Duncan Kennedy --
Should the "Intention to Create Legal Relations" Be a Criterion of Enforceability? --
A Consent Theory of Contract / Randy E. Barnett --
The Regulatory Role of Contract Law / Jean Braucher --
Is the Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel About Protecting Reliance? --
The Promissory Basis of Section 90 / Edward Yorio, Steve Thel --
The Last Promissory Estoppel Article / Jay M. Feinman --
The Four Evolutionary Stages of Promissory Estoppel / Eric Mills Holmes --
Performance and Breach --
What Constitutes Good Faith Performance? --
Breach of Contract and the Common Law Duty to Perform in Good Faith / Steven J. Burton --
The General Duty of Good Faith--Its Recognition and Conceptualization / Robert S. Summers --
When Is a Breach Material? --
A New Look at Material Breach in the Law of Contracts / Eric G. Andersen --
Defenses to Contractual Obligation --
When Should a Court Refuse to Enforce a Contract? --
Duress, Undue Influence, and Unconscionability --
Unconscionability: A Critical Reappraisal / Richard A. Epstein --
The Bargain Principle and Its Limits / Melvin Aron Eisenberg --
Contracts of Adhesion --
Contracts of Adhesion: An Essay in Reconstruction / Todd D. Rakoff --
Unilateral Mistake and the Duty to Disclose --
Mistake, Disclosure, Information, and the Law of Contracts / Anthony T. Kronman --
The Duty to Disclose Information and the Liberal Conception of Fraud / Randy E. Barnett. Should Courts Adjust Contract Terms to Handle Changed Circumstances? --
Contracts as Insurance / Richard A. Posner --
Court Adjustment of Long-Term Contracts / Robert A. Hillman --
Relation-Preserving Vs. End-Game Norms / Lisa Bernstein --
The Case for Formalism in Relational Contract / Robert E. Scott --
What Is the Relational Theory of Contract? --
Relational Contract Theory in Context / Jay M. Feinman --
Why There is no Law of Relational Contracts / Melvin A. Eisenberg.
Series Title: Perspectives on law series.
Responsibility: [edited by] Randy E. Barnett.

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Supplemental "classic" as well as recent readings on contract law organized under the following headings: Enforcing private agreements -- Mutual assent --Enforceability -- Performance and breach -- Defenses to contractual obligation.

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