Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

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Aspen Publishers Online, 2007 - Law - 441 pages
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The newly revised edition of the best-selling text; Basic Contract Law forParalegals gives students a firm foundation in the basics of contract law.This comprehensive and straightforward text speaks clearly to students,engaging them with lively examples which help to bring theory to life.Instructors choose Basic Contract Law for Paralegals for it's:* quick, simple, and straightforward introduction to all of thebasics of contracts law, specifically designed for paralegal students* comprehensive coverage of all the key topics including achapter on drafting simple contracts* clearly written text and lively examples that helpstudents understand the law* well-crafted pedagogy, including chapter overviews, highlightedexamples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, editedcases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises*manageable length which makes it ideal for shorter coursesExciting changes to the Fifth Edition include:* new cases keep the book fresh in its Fifth Edition* additional new cases in the supplemental cases appendix* appendix with updated sample contracts, and additional samplesprovided in the Instructor's ManualFor instructors in search of a basic, straightforward book on the key conceptsin contract law, Basic Contract Law for Paralegals, Fifth Edition isjust what they are looking for. Its student-friendly design and manageablelength makes this text appealing to professors and students alike.An author website to support classroom instruction using this title isavailable athttp://www.aspenlawschool.com/helewitz_contracts5
 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Overview of Contracts
2
Sample Clauses
12
Suggested Case References
29
Offer
31
Essential Terms of an Offer
36
Sample Offers
43
Acceptance
55
Article II Sales
184
Article IX Secured Transactions
197
Chapter Summary
203
Third Party Contracts
227
Third Party Donee Beneficiary Contracts
233
Delegation
242
Discharge of Obligations
263
Chapter Summary
277

Termination of the Ability to Accept
64
Synopsis
70
Suggested Case References
82
Consideration
83
Sufficiency of the Consideration
89
Chapter Summary
97
Chapter 5
109
Legality of Subject Matter and Contractual Capacity
110
Synopsis
117
Suggested Case References
127
Contractual Intent
129
Mistake
135
Contract Provisions
149
Conditions
157
Sample Clauses
163
The Uniform Commercial Code
179
Suggested Case References
291
Remedies
293
Equitable Remedies
299
Sample Clauses
305
Drafting Simple Contracts
317
Exercises
331
Appendix A Sample Contracts
341
Employment Contract Simple Form
345
Limited Partnership Agreement
359
Real Estate Lease
378
Subscription Agreement Limited Partnership
394
Appendix B Supplemental Cases
399
Marriott Corp
414
Glossary
429
Index
437
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About the author (2007)

Jeffrey A. Helewitz received his J.D. and LL.M. in International Business and Trade from Georgetown University Law Center and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University. He has worked for the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service and was in private practice for several years. Currently, Mr. Helewitz is a Court Attorney for a Civil Court Judge in New York. Mr. Helewitz is the author of twenty texts designed for paralegals and lawyers, as well as numerous articles. He has taught law at both C.U.N.Y. School of Law and Touro College Law Center, and is an active C.L.E. lecturer.

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