|This is the third revised edition of Professor Burrows' casebook, offering undergraduate law students the ideal way to discover and understand contract law through reading highlights from the leading cases. It has been brought up to date, incorporating extracts from a number of leading cases decided since 2009. |
Designed to be used in conjunction with a contract law textbook, it covers the undergraduate contract law course in a series of clearly presented and carefully-structured chapters. The author provides an expert introduction to each topic and his succinct notes and questions seek to guide students to a proper understanding of the cases. The relevant statutes are also set out along with a principled analysis of them. In addition to cross-references to further discussion in the leading textbooks, an innovative feature is the summary of leading academic articles in each chapter. The book is designed not to overwhelm students by its length but covers all aspects of the law of contract most commonly found in the undergraduate curriculum.
Praise for the second edition:
'The mark of a good casebook is the selection of the right material: Professor Burrow's expertise ensures these are sublimely selected and explain the relevant points in a logical and stimulating way. Thought-provoking questions are also posed to encourage the reader to undertake independent research.
Given the author's reputation, it comes as no surprise that A Casebook on Contract is written in an accessible way allowing the reader to quickly understand the important principles of contract law. The cases are seamlessly incorporated into the text without affecting its balance and flow. Other excellent features include the cross-referencing to the relevant sections in the leading contract law textbooks and the innovative summary of the relevant articles at the end of each chapter. Professor Burrows should be commended for these features.
Professor Burrow's A Casebook on Contract provides a stimulating and thought-provoking text. It combines both fantastic academic commentary and superbly selected material. It is simply one of the best contract law casebooks. At only £28, it is a highly commended purchase for anyone interested in contract law and is compulsory for anyone studying or practising in this area of law. Without it, considerable time may otherwise be wasted trying to pull together the materials.'
The Student Law Journal
Praise for the first edition:
'This is probably the best and most straightforward text, with very good commentary and overview of further reading''
Ewan McGaughey, King's College, London
'An excellent book - clear and comprehensive'
Solene Rowan, Queen's College, Cambridge
'An impressive casebook'
Tony Rich, London Metropolitan University
'Excellent...the extra reading sections are very good and the treatment of cases is very good in addressing areas where students get confused.'
Imogen Goold, St Anne's College, Oxford
'Clear, uncomplicated layout, good review of the literature and excellent analysis and comments.'
Chris Shepherd, London South Bank University
Andrew Burrows, MA, BCL, LLM (Harvard), QC (Hon), FBA, Barrister and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. He was previously Norton Rose Professor of Commercial Law in the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of St Hugh's College. Before returning to Oxford he was a Law Commissioner for England and Wales, a lecturer at the University of Manchester and Professor at University College, London. He lectures regularly for the Judicial Studies Board, is a Recorder on the South-Eastern Circuit and a Door Tenant of Fountain Court Chambers, London.