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Contracts: Introduction

An introductory guide to selected resources for 1L students

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Treatises - Scholarly treatment of an area of law; often many volumes and usually updated annually. These titles were originally authored by big names in the field. We even refer to them by the name of the author. These titles are cited by courts.

Corbin on Contracts / Joseph M. Perillo

  • Available on Lexis Plus
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    • Walnut Wing KF801.C65 (updated through 2019)

Farnsworth on Contracts /

  • Reserve KF801 .F367

Murray on Contracts / John E. Murray

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    • Reserve KF801.M87 (2011)

Williston on Contracts (A Treatise on the Law of Contracts) / Richard A. Lord

  • Available on Westlaw Edge
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Restatements - A set of treatises on legal subjects that inform judges and lawyers about general principles of common law. They are published by the American Law Institute.

Restatement of the Law, Second - Contracts

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  • Contract Teardown - experts teardown contracts from well-known companies and executives (videos)

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The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) provides online interactive tutorials on legal topics. Your Legal Research professor or a librarian can provide you with Mercer's access code. 

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