To gain a deep understanding of contract law, one needs to master not only the rules and principles of the field, but also its underlying theory and justification, and its long and intricate history. This book offers an accessible introduction to all aspects of American contract law, useful to both first-year law students and advanced contract scholars. The book is grounded on up-to-date scholarship and contains detailed references to cases, statutes, Restatements and international legal principles. The book takes the reader from contract formation through interpretation and remedies, considering both the practical and theoretical aspects throughout. Each chapter also includes helpful lists of suggested further reading.
Brian H. Bix is the Frederick W. Thomas Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Minnesota. Prior to teaching at the University of Minnesota, Professor Bix had full-time appointments at King's College London and Quinnipiac Law School and has had visiting positions at Georgetown University Law Center, George Washington Law School, the University of Haifa and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a reporter for the Uniform Law Commission. He has published widely in contract law, jurisprudence and family law. He has written, edited or co-edited 14 books and more than 100 articles. Bix's work has been translated into seven languages and he has given invited lectures in countries all over the world.
1. Philosophical problems of contract law; 2. History and sources; 3. Formation; 4. Interpretation; 5. Performance; 6. Enforcement and remedies; 7. Special categories of contract law; 8. Modern contract law practices: questions of legitimation; 9. How many contract laws?