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Making and Doing Deals is a book that your students will learn from long after they graduate. It is also a book that should be fun for you to teach from. It’s a book that students will enjoy, and, therefore, a book that they will read. Since the First Edition, students have been reading Making and Doing Deals because the cases, problems, and text not only help them learn what they need to know as first-year law students, but also address the real-world problems and situations they will encounter after their final exam.

Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: American Casebook Series
Publication Date: 02/24/2014


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  • Chapter 1 has been reorganized to start with an actual case, and a new section on “law and equity” has been added.
  • In Chapter 2, the material on Electronic Contracting has been expanded quite a bit to take account of contemporary developments in the area.
  • In Chapter 3, two of the promissory estoppel cases have been replaced and new material added to deal with the explosion of case law since 2008 involving the use of the doctrine in connection with home mortgage modification promises.

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