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Contracts: A Guide for the Busy 1L: Home

This guide provides information about a variety of electronic and textual resources that can help you succeed in your first year civil procedure class.

Contracts Study Aids

Hornbooks and other study aids provide additional perspectives and clarifications to your assigned reading. Do not rely on them exclusively.

Unless otherwise noted all texts are located in the Law Library's Study Aids Collection, which is located in the bookcase on your right as you enter the Law Library.

Some Sources of Contract Law

Historically contract law has been judge-made law.  In other words, the rules and doctrines of contract law emerge and evolve as judges make decisions in private litigation.  The Restatement of Contracts distills the concepts and rules articulated in contract decisions and presents them in a conceptually organized format. Besides stating rules and principles, the Restatement also includes lengthy comments explaining those rules and principles as well as examples to illustrate their application. Students should bear in mind that the Restatement in itself has no precedential value, although it can acquire precedential value to the extent that courts recognize and adopt particular provisions.

For sections 1-177 of the R2d, click here

For sections 178-315 of the R2d, click here

For sections 316 - End of the R2d, click here

Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code outlines a framework of rules to govern "transactions in goods." Article 2 has been enacted into law in every state except Louisiana.  It has also been adopted in the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Note that while the versions of Article 2 adopted in different states are very similar, there is some minor variation from state to state. 

For the text of UCC Article 2 and comments (as amended through 1994), click here.

Study Aids Online

Contracts Resources from Koren A/V

The Koren A/V Center, located on the Fifth floor of the Law Library, provides audio lectures on Contracts.

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