The Development of Contracts: Law in Action

14 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2015

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Stewart Macaulay

University of Wisconsin Law School

William C. Whitford

University of Wisconsin Law School

Date Written: July 1, 2015

Abstract

This article explains the history of the materials (long unpublished) that became the contracts casebook: Macaulay et al., Contracts: Law in Action. In the early years we worked closely with Ian Macneil, another pioneer of relational contract thinking. And we contextualized our cases, reflecting a law in action perspective. We identify five themes as providing a structure to the materials: (1) Incorporating UCC Article 2 into the contracts course; (2) Remedies first; (3) Law in Action; (4) Relational contracts; and(5) Contracts are everywhere.

Keywords: Contracts, Casesbooks, Law in Action

JEL Classification: K12

Suggested Citation

Macaulay, Stewart and Whitford, William C., The Development of Contracts: Law in Action (July 1, 2015). Temple Law Review, Vol. 87, 2015, Forthcoming; Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1357. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2625756

Stewart Macaulay

University of Wisconsin Law School ( email )

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William C. Whitford (Contact Author)

University of Wisconsin Law School ( email )

975 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706
United States

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