Course Description

This No. 86 course presents the foundational concepts of Contract Law with concise explanations and clear examples. Why does society need contracts? What makes a contract legally binding? Are there a finite number of contract types? What different theories do scholars use to explain contractual obligations? Leading scholars also discuss important theoretical questions - does there have to be a moral basis for contract law? What is the classical theory of contracts? What is the difference between “contract as promise” versus “contract as consent”?This series is accessible to students, practitioners, and anyone interested in learning more about how contracts work and why we need them.

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