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Sales: A Systems Approach, Eighth Edition

  • Daniel L. Keating
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Daniel Keating's Sales: A Systems Approach provides an interactive approach for UCC Article 2 Sales of Goods courses that includes clear textual explanations, interesting class-discussion problems, and formative assessment questions that allow students to test their mastery of key concepts throughout the course.

Emphasizing the institutions and the mechanisms that participants use in the marketplace to conduct transactions, Daniel Keating’s “Systems Approach” provides a functional perspective of Articles 2 and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code in practice. Comprehensive, problem-based coverage encompasses the domestic sale of goods, real estate sales, leases, and international sales. Thoughtful problems for students incorporate insights from this distinguished author’s interviews with leading figures in commerce as well as from actual sales forms and documents. News stories further illustrate, in real-world examples, how the system works in practice. Organized by Assignments, this engaging casebook lends flexibility in teaching and course design.

New to the Eighth Edition:

More than 200 multiple-choice poll questions (added to the Teacher's Manual) that are tied to selected casebook problems for instructors to use during class and/or to make available to students as formative assessment questions outside of class in addition to the more than 100 formative assessment questions already included within the casebook itself

Textual material that analyzes the 2022 Amendments to Article 2 and their effect on hybrid transactions, the statute of frauds, and the parol evidence rule

Problems on whether Article 2 covers the sale of Bitcoin, whether the lack of an engine immobilizer anti-theft device in certain Kia and Hyundai cars is a breach of the implied warranty of merchantability, and whether the pandemic should qualify as an excuse under UCC section 2-615

Fourteen new primary cases, including Williams v. Amazon, Inc. (E.D. Pa. 2021) (analyzing breach of implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose claim against Amazon for sale of a henna tattoo kit); Velez v. RM Acquisition, LLC (N.D. Ill. 2023) (discussing whether a GPS system for truck drivers qualifies as a consumer product under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act); and Jet Experts, LLC v. Asian Pacific Aviation Ltd. (S.D.N.Y. 2022) (determining whether sale of a used corporate jet qualifies for specific performance remedy).

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • Problem method forces students to engage in the most productive level of learning during classroom time: applying the law to new facts.
  • In-depth Teacher’s Manual enables instructor to be well-equipped to guide students through the problems.
  • An author who is always happy to interact directly and on short notice with casebook adopters by phone or email regarding any questions on any material in the book.
  • Concise text explains the law clearly so that students can successfully answer the problems for class.
  • Extensive interviews with various players in the sales system give the material a real-world relevance that students particularly appreciate.
  • More than 100 multiple-choice assessment questions with detailed explanations help students measure and clarify their understanding of the material as they go along, consistent with the requirements of ABA Standard 314 on the need for formative assessment tools in the law school curriculum.
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