Ertman, Sjostrom, and Threedy's Contract Law: An Integrated Approach (Doctrine and Practice Series)

Foundation Press
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Doctrine and Practice Series
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Contract Law: An Integrated Approach (Doctrine and Practice Series) conveys traditional contract doctrine in a user-friendly format designed to reach 21st century students. Its integrated online and hard-copy elements provide a sophisticated interactive educational experience that professors can administer even in large classes. Each new topic starts with a short 5-minute video that gives students a “mind map” or “scaffold” for the upcoming material. Short quizzes in the videos and at the end of each chapter provide online formative assessments of ascending difficulty. The hard-copy text poses questions before and after each case to direct attention to core issues and stimulate deeper thinking, and also features text boxes to define crucial legal terms or provide cross-references. Both hard-copy and online materials are presented in a visually compelling format to keep students engaged. The balance of time-tested classic cases and recent opinions provides relevant fact situations and also illustrates the continuing relevance of venerable doctrines in new contexts such as online adhesion contracts.

Other innovative features of the book include:
  • Multiple formative exercises
    • Problem sets to apply doctrine and introduce drafting terms, concepts & techniques
    • Embedded quizzes in online introductory videos
    • End-of-chapter bar exam style multiple-choice quizzes
  • Experiential elements such as practice-pointer text boxes
  • Images throughout the text that emphasize doctrines’ real-life implications
  • Inclusivity through gender and racially diverse photos of judges, avatars in videos, and pronoun use in hypotheticals