Contents: Introduction -- Offer and acceptance -- Parol evidence and interpretation -- Consideration -- Informal contracts without consideration or injurious reliance -- Promissory estoppel as a substitute for consideration and much else -- Contracts under seal -- Capacity of parties -- Avoidance or reformation for misconduct or mistake -- Reserved for future use -- Conditions, performance and breach -- Anticipatory breach and prospective non-performance -- Impracticability and frustration -- Damages -- Restitution as a remedy for breach -- Specific performance and injunctions -- Third party beneficiaries -- Assignment and delegation -- Statute of frauds -- Joint and several contracts -- Discharge of contracts -- Illegal bargains.
Publication Date: 1993- (kept current with pocket parts)
The 15-volume Corbin on Contracts is one of the most cited and influential treatises in print. Providing an exhaustive analysis of all the rules of contract law, including all exceptions and variations, Corbin on Contracts can help you prevent disputes and keep your clients out of court. Cited in the opinions of federal and state courts literally thousands of times, this exhaustive exposition of all the working rules of contract law has for more than half a century helped lawyers understand what the rules of contract mean and how they can be used in daily practice.
Publication of the Revised Edition was directed by renowned contracts expert Professor Joseph M. Perillo. In addition to the periodic issuance of replacement volumes, the set is updated twice each year with cumulative stand-alone and pocket-part supplements prepared by noted legal scholar Dr. John E. Murray, Jr., Chancellor and Professor of Law, Duquesne University.
Publication Date: 2004- (kept current with supplements)
Bring the expertise of America's foremost authority on contracts into your practice with this comprehensive three-volume set. Farnsworth on Contracts, Third Edition is where doctrine meets practice. Busy practitioners count on Farnsworth's proven ability to identify the essentials and omit extraneous material. His comprehensive coverage of the full range of contract law answers questions in hundreds of important areas, including: Good faith and fair dealing Precontractual liability Agreements to negotiate Vienna Convention on International Sales Contracts UNIDROIT principles Constitututional issues Settlement of disputed claims by check Options and rights of first refusal Employee handbooks Covenants not to compete Self-help measures Farnsworth illustrates how contemporary contract law has been shaped by both the Restatement (Second) of Contracts -- for which he served as Reporter -- and the Uniform Commercial Code. Easy access to specifics, new cases, new drafting tips, new references, and timesaving features like cross-referenced cases and marginal headings make this three-volume set a valuable resource for contracts research and practice, including litigation and arbitration. Farnsworth on Contracts, Third Edition is the most authoritative contracts treatise available.
Call Number: KF801 .R47; available on Lexis and Westlaw
Publication Date: 1981- (kept current with pocket parts)
This work is the quintessential guide to the modern common law of contracts. It covers fundamental principles, providing a complete, coherent overview of contract law. Relied on and adopted by courts nationwide, this authoritative work is one of ALI’s most frequently cited publications.
Volume 1 covers the meaning of terms; formation of contracts-parties and capacity; formation of contracts-mutual assent; formation of contracts-consideration; the Statute of Frauds; mistake; and misrepresentation, duress, and undue influence.
Volume 2 includes unenforceability on grounds of public policy; the scope of contractual obligations; performance and non-performance; impracticability of performance and frustration of purpose; discharge by assent of alteration; joint and several promisors and promisees; and contract beneficiaries.
Volume 3 deals with assignment and delegation and remedies.
Publication Date: 1990- (kept current with pocket parts)
Williston on Contracts covers and analyzes every aspect of contract law, including historical underpinnings, majority and minority views, and current trends. It traces contract law from its common-law roots in English cases and shows how it has evolved to meet contemporary concerns. Topics include: contract formation, agreements, illegal agreements, statute of frauds, interpretations, conditions, excuses for nonperformance, and more. Also includes detailed examination of contracts such as employment and labor, arbitration, property sales, insurance, and other types of contracts, as well as cumulative tables, a correlation table, and a table of cases.