Fall 2012
5409 Contracts - LINZER- 12624

Professor(s): Peter Linzer (FACULTY)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section B 

Time: 10:30a-11:50a  MTThLocation: 111  TU2

Course Outline: A four course survey of the basic building block of private law, with an emphasis on how lawyers structure transactions for clients. Besides the basic issues of contract formation (offer, acceptance, bargain, consideration, reliance), formalities, interpretation, conditions and remedies, including restitution, we will read law review articles on both practice and theory. A small amount of time will be devoted to contract drafting and planning.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus (pdf)

Course Notes:   

Prerequisites: No  

First Day Assignments: For Monday, August 27, 2012:

What Are Contracts and How Should We Enforce Them? Sources of Contract Law. Casebook (Charles L. Knapp, Nathan M. Crystal and Harry G. Prince, Problems In Contract Law (7th ed. 2012) (“KCP”) xxi-xxiii, 1-17; Steven J. Burton and Melvin A. Eisenberg, Contract Law: Selected Source Material Annotated (2012 ed.) III-IV (on statutes and Restatements generally), 150 (on the Restatement Second of Contracts (“R2K”)), 311 (on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (“UETA”)), 332 (on the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (“E-SIGN”), 338 (on software contracts), and 358 (on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (“the CISG”).

Final Exam Schedule: 12/20 9am-1pm  240 TU2    

This course will have:
Exam: Yes
Paper: No

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement: No