Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

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Aspen Publishers Online, 2010 - Law - 463 pages
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The newly revised edition of the best-selling text; Basic Contract Law for Paralegals 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 the basics of contracts law, specifically designed for paralegal students • comprehensive coverage of all the key topics including a chapter on drafting simple contracts • clearly written text and lively examples that help students Understand The law • well-crafted pedagogy, including chapter overviews, highlighted examples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises • manageable length which makes it ideal for shorter courses Exciting 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 samples provided in the Instructor’s Manual For instructors in search of a basic, straightforward book on the key concepts in contract law, Basic Contract Law for Paralegals, Fifth Edition is just what they are looking for. Its student-friendly design and manageable length makes this text appealing to professors and students alike. An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/helewitz_contracts5
 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
8
Chapter
12
Sample Clauses
13
Suggested Case References
25
Offer
27
Essential Terms of an Offer
32
Sample Offers
39
The Uniform Commercial Code
185
Article IX Secured Transactions
203
Chapter Summary
209
ThirdPartyContracts
235
Third Party Donee Beneficiary Contracts
241
Delegation
250
Discharge of Obligations
273
Chapter Summary
287

Acceptance
57
Who May Accept
61
Termination of the Ability to Accept
67
Exercises
73
Suggested Case References
87
Consideration
89
Sufficiency of the Consideration
95
Chapter Summary
103
Cases for Analysis
105
Legality of Subject Matter and Contractual Capacity
119
Synopsis
127
ContractualIntent
139
Mistake
145
Chapter Summary
147
ContractProvisions
159
Conditions
167
Sample Clauses
173
Suggested Case References
184
Suggested Case References
312
Remedies
313
Equitable Remedies
319
Chapter Summary
325
Suggested Case References
338
DRAFTING SIMPLE CONTRACTS
339
Exercises
353
Drafting Simple Contracts 339
358
Employment Contract Simple Form
367
Limited Partnership Agreement
381
Real Estate Lease
400
Subscription Agreement Limited Partnership
416
Appendix B Supplemental Cases
421
Marriott Corp
436
Glossary
451
Index
459
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About the author (2010)

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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