Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

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Aspen Law & Business, Jun 1, 2000 - Law - 423 pages
This #1 best-selling contracts book for paralegals continues to provide the paralegal student with a quick, simple, and straightforward introduction to the law of contracts.

The book begins with an Overview of Contracts, followed by chapters on the Basic Concepts of Offer, Acceptance, and Consideration. It then continues with chapters on Legality of Subject Matter and Contractual Capacity, Contractual Intent, Contract Provisions, the Uniform Commercial Code, Third Party Contracts, Discharge of Obligations, Remedies, and a final chapter on Drafting Simple Contracts. Appendices of Sample Contracts and Supplemental Cases and a Glossary complete the text.

Special Features:

-- brief textual explanations and lively examples illuminate the basic concepts of contract law and the practical skills paralegals must use in practice

-- the book's focused approach and manageable length make it highly accessible for both students and instructors

-- an emphasis on the impact of the Uniform Commercial Code throughout the text

-- a well-crafted pedagogy includes:
-- chapter overviews that begin each chapter
-- highlighted examples that are set off from the text
-- key terms clearly defined and in bold face
-- review questions
-- sample clauses for analysis
-- edited judicial decisions, chapter summaries, an outlined synopsis of the content, key terms, and exercises at the end of each chapter

Included in the Third Edition:

-- more UCC materials throughout the text, especially in the areas of contract formation and operation making the content understandable and practical

-- updated cases and examples throughout the book

-- a revised Instructor's Manual with Test Bank,also available on disk

-- new PowerPoint slides complete this thorough teaching package

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Overview of Contracts
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About the author (2000)

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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