Reflections on Teaching the First Day of Contracts Class
Michigan Academician, Vol. XLIV, pp. 337-346, 2017
10 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2017 Last revised: 4 Oct 2017
Date Written: 2017
A veteran of the law school classroom offers his thoughts on why Contracts is the most significant course in the first-year curriculum, why the study of contract law should begin with the subject of remedies, and why the “hairy hand” case of The Paper Chase fame makes an ideal starting point. The author also shares his first-day advice on how to succeed in law school. Along the way he explains why he prefers a problems-based casebook, opposes use of commercial briefs and outlines, and makes robust use of a course website.
Keywords: Contracts, Law School, Remedies
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