Some Good Study Aids for Contracts
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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.
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. Note that while the versions of Article 2 adopted in different states are very similar, there are some minor variation from state to state.