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

This title includes a Teacher's Manual with detailed answers to problems and tips on integrating online and hard-copy elements of the book. It also offers diagrams and other materials to aid professors to best present materials to students.

This title utilizes the CasebookPlus™ platform. Anchored by faculty-authored formative self-assessments, CasebookPlus allows students to test their understanding of core concepts as they are learning them in class with quizzes keyed to each chapter, subject area review quizzes, and helpful explanations. Learn more at

Imprint: Foundation Press
Series: Doctrine and Practice Series
Publication Date: 02/27/2020

Martha M. Ertman, University of Maryland School of Law

William K. Sjostrom Jr., University of Arizona College of Law

Debora L. Threedy, University of Utah College of Law


This title is available in our CasebookPlus format. Anchored by faculty-authored self-assessments keyed to our most popular casebooks, CasebookPlus allows students to test their understanding of core concepts as they are learning them in class.


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“I cannot emphasize enough how great I think the book is and how students have really taken to it. I've never received positive feedback about a book except occasionally in course evaluations, but this year I have already had several students seek me out to tell me they love the clarity of the presentation and the online materials.”
—Robert Garda, Fanny Edith Winn Distinguished Professor, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law