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Fall Term 2022-2023Catalog Number:
4 (4 Contact, 0 Field)Priority:
General Enrollment CourseFull Year Course:
First-Year Courses - Enrollment is limited to first-year students
What promises are legally enforceable? Why does the law enforce those promises? What does it mean to enforce a promise? This course explores those questions, using the basic concepts, principles, and doctrines of contract law, sometimes called “the law of broken promises.” Specific topics include the requirements for formation of a contract (such as offer and acceptance), justifications for enforcing promises (such as consideration or detrimental reliance), justifications for denying or limiting enforcement (such as unconscionability or mistake), interpretation of contract terms, and remedies for breach of contract.