Fall Semester 2012
Texts: -- Burton, PRINCIPLES OF CONTRACT LAW, 4th edition (West Group, 2012)
-- Burton, CONTRACT LAW: SELECTED SOURCE MATERIALS, (latest ed.)
(The italicized entries are links to worksheets and Georgia statutes and cases)
read: Analyzing Arguments
worksheet: Ga’s Statute of Frauds and Practice Problems
write answers to Problems 4 (a) on page 125
read Turner case
write answers to Problems 3(a) and (b) on page 160
analyze: Duress Problems
read: Miller case, Ga. statute
analyze: Promissory Estoppel Problem
read: Ambrose case; Smith case
Restatement (2d) § 177
read: Restatement (2d) §§ 151 through 154.
read: Ga. statutes
read: First Baptist;
Restatement (2d) §§ 159 through 169; UCC 2-721
worksheet: Misrepresentation - "The Vitameet Problems"
read: Ga. fraud statutes; Aliabadi case, Mercer case
Nov 27 (makeup)
read: Mullis case; BMW case
analyze: Unequal Bargaining Power Problems
* All page numbers refer to Burton, PRINCIPLES OF CONTRACT LAW
** We will do worksheets and problem sets in class the week they are listed
Read all UCC sections and Restatement (2d) Contracts sections that are cited in the text, the cases or the syllabus.
There are two student treatises, or "hornbooks," that I recommend: Calamari & Perillo, CONTRACTS, (West) and, Farnsworth, CONTRACTS (Little, Brown).
Your entire grade is based on the final exam. The exam is open book. All grading is anonymous.
Attendance at every class is mandatory. Roll will be taken and students who have more than 3 absences in a semester may not be allowed to take the final exam (i.e., will fail the course). A student is deemed absent if the student is more than 15 minutes late for class. There are no excused absences.
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I’m nearly always available to answer questions or meet with students after class.
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