Students will explore topics such as the formation of con- tracts, excuses for performance of contractual obligations, breach of contracts, remedies for breach and the rights of third parties.
In the context of contract law, students will develop their analytical skills using the common law, as well as statutory (e.g.
the Uniform Commercial Code) and secondary (e.g., the Restatement (Second) of Contracts) authorities.
This course will examine the origins, development, purposes and application of the criminal law, which may be the most direct expression of a society's collective morality. Students will study and discuss theories of crime and punishment, as well as the real-life consequences of enforcing these theories in an imperfect world.
During the research part of the course, students will learn how to develop research strategies that use primary and secondary sources efficiently to meet clients’ needs in a cost-effective, ethical way.Students will research and draft a summary judgment brief and advocate for their client before a moot court.This course will cover fundamental issues associated with the law of property.These skills will help students in future courses that require research, as well as in their careers as law clerks and lawyers.The writing/oral argument part of the course will build on the analysis, organization, and writing skills developed in Lawyering Skills I, with a focus on ethical advocacy.