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K: A Common Law Approach to Contracts

Tracey E. George, Russell Korobkin

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  • ISBN: 9781454821458

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    K: A Common Law Approach to Contracts is a highly focused, case-based contract law text from the distinguished writing team of George and Korobkin. In addition to offering a comprehensive treatment of the basic issues of contract law, this stimulating casebook emphasizes development of analogical reasoning skills throughout. Each section is limited to three types of materials — brief narrative, judicial opinions and discussion problems — and is designed to teach students how to read opinions, analyze issues, distinguish material from immaterial facts, and apply holdings to similar problems.

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    Page Count 688
    Published 05/01/2012
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    Summary of Contents

    Chapter 1. Promise

    Chapter 2. Contract Formation: Consideration and Mutual Assent

    Chapter 3. Affirmative Defenses to Contract Enforcement

    Chapter 4: Contract Interpretation and Construction

    Chapter 5. Defining Performance Obligations: Conditions and Excuses

    Chapter 6. Remedies

    Chapter 7. Alternative Bases for Liability: Non-Contract Claims

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    Russell Korobkin

    Russell Korobkin is the Richard C. Maxwell Professor of Law and the faculty director of the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program at the UCLA School of Law. In addition to Negotiation Theory and Strategy, he is the author of K: A Common Law Approach to Contracts (2012), and more than 50 journal articles on the subjects of negotiation, contracts, and other areas of law, business, and human behavior. A former San Francisco management consultant and Washington D.C. lawyer, Professor Korobkin earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University. In addition to UCLA, he has taught full time at the University of Illinois, University of Texas, and Harvard University Law Schools, and he has taught intensive negotiation courses to undergraduates, MBA students and law students at 10 universities on four continents. He also provides negotiation training for professional groups, negotiation consulting, and mediation services.

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    Tracey E. George

    A professor of law and professor of political science at Vanderbilt University Law School, Tracey George brings a social science perspective to law and courts, examining how institutional design influences actions and outcomes with particular attention to federal appeals courts. Her research on the behavior of federal judges and courts has been published in the American Political Science Review, Judicature, North Carolina Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Supreme Court Economic Review and Vanderbilt Law Review among others. She also has published studies of legal education and legal scholarship and serves on the LSAC Grants Subcommittee and AALS Research Committee, which support work on legal education and the legal profession. She is presently engaged in a multi-year empirical study of the legal academic labor market. In addition to Civil Procedure and Commercial Law, Professor George teaches Contracts and has twice earned a first-year teaching prize for the course, once at Vanderbilt and once at Northwestern.
    Before joining the Vanderbilt law faculty in 2004, Professor George served as Professor of Law at Northwestern University Law School, where she was also Faculty Associate at the Institute for Policy Research. After graduating from Stanford Law School, she clerked for Judge Francis D. Murnaghan Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and then practiced law in Washington, D.C. with Miller Cassidy Larroca & Lewin. From 1996 through 2001, Professor George served as an Associate Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri School of Law. She joined the Vanderbilt law faculty after serving as a Visiting Professor during the Spring 2004 semester.

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