What, exactly, are you doing when you agree to a contract? Should courts blindly enforce fine print that nobody ever reads? Wheres the line between salesmanship and outright fraud? Should written contracts carry more weight than verbal ones?
Join Professor Horton for an accessible introduction from contract essentials, including offers, acceptances, counteroffers, and options and defenses, to contract enforcement, such as fraud, duress, and unconscionability. In lectures that demystify concepts and terms that can often seem intimidating to individuals outside of legal fields, youll better understand (and navigate) the contracts of everyday life.
Legal concepts come alive in court cases that range from the outrageous to the heart-rending to the ridiculous. Among the many cases youll examine are those involving a contract for the sale of a farm written on a piece of scratch paper, a young man who claimed a soda company owed him a fighter jet, and two companies that couldnt agree on the meaning of the word “chicken”.
Professor Horton shatters the stereotype of contract law as dry and complex and transforms it into a profoundly accessible learning experience. The result is an education in contract law – and in the American legal system – thats unlike anything youll find outside a top-tier law school.
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Narrator: Professor David Horton
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Released: 19 Nov 2010
Publisher: The Great Courses