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Contracts: A Modern Coursebook, Third Edition

  • Ben Templin
  • David H. Spratt
Series / Aspen Casebook Series
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This practical, student-centered text is a hybrid between traditional and problem-based casebooks. The coursebook provides a thorough discussion of rules, classic and contemporary cases, and an abundance of problems. Applying best practices in learning theory and textbook design, Contracts: A Modern Coursebook builds critical thinking skills faster and more efficiently traditional casebooks. 

New to the 3rd Edition:  

  • Optimized Flexibility Modular and easy to customize content adaptable to one- or two-semesters
  • Increased Focus on Problem Solving Build critical thinking skills faster and more efficiently
  • Additional Examples for Challenging Concepts Increased attention on Parol Evidence, Consideration, Remedies, UCC §2-207, and Conditions
  • Expanded Multiple Choice Questions Provides increased options for assessment
  • Additional Graphics Helps students understand and organize concepts 
  • Improved Design Boosts student engagement
  • New Chapter Sequence Reflects adopters’ feedback
  • New Cases and Case Illustrations Highlight contemporary contracts doctrine
Professors and Students will benefit from:
  • Clear and Concise Explanations of the Law 
    • Rules Precise and concise explanations cover the Restatement (2nd) of Contracts, common law, and UCC. No rules supplements needed.
    • Analytic Frameworks Assist in understanding and applying elements of the rules.  
    • Case Illustrations and Examples Explain how rules work in practice.
    • Flowcharts and Graphics Appeal to visual learners.
    • Test Yourself Questions Embedded exercises within the explanation section let students assess their understanding of the rules. 
  • Classic and Contemporary Cases in Various Formats
    • Case Illustrations Concise examples illustrate application of the rules. 
    • Case Law Edited full opinions provide opportunities for Socratic dialog. Question prompts engage, build critical reasoning skills, and assist in class prep. Instead of spending class time extracting rules, professors can develop analytic skills and encourage students to apply law to new scenarios or hypos - a process that improves outcomes on exams.
    • Case Briefs. Traditional case briefs emphasize contracts doctrine.
  • Over 500 Questions & Problems 
    • Questions for Review Multiple choice questions test students understanding of the rules and can be used as a pre- or in-class assessment or for student's self-assessment.
    • Problem Solving and Analysis Problems based cases and examples build critical thinking skills through a series of thought-provoking hypotheticals based on real-world scenarios. These questions provide opportunities for formative feedback in line with ABA standards.
  • Higher Satisfaction Rates. Adopters report their effectiveness in the classroom and student satisfaction rates improved dramatically with use of this coursebook.
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