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Fall 2023
5409 Contracts- A1 - BUCKLES- 18536

Professor(s): Johnny Buckles (FACULTY)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section A 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  MWTH  Location: 102A 

Course Outline: The purpose of this course is to teach students the law of contracts, including (i) the elements of an enforceable contract; (ii) the interpretation of contract terms; (iii) contract performance and breach of contract; (iv) defenses to breach of contract; (v) remedies for breach of contract.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.


First Day Assignments: Assignment 1 (Monday): Read the course syllabus. From the assigned text, read pp. 1-2; Hawkins (pp. 2-4). [Recommended: Begin reading material assigned later in the week because those assignments are longer than the first day’s assignment.]

Assignment 2 (Wednesday): From the assigned text, read Bayliner (pp. 4-8); pp. 8-10; Hawkins (pp. 11-13); Sullivan (pp. 13-20).

Assignment 3 (Thursday): From the assigned text, read pp. 20-21; USNI (pp. 21-26); 26-27; Morris (pp. 27-30); 34-48.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/11/20231-5pm  102A    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Required Course)

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: (1) Farnsworth, Young, Sanger, Cohen, Brooks and Garvin, Contracts: Cases and Materials (9th ed. 2019); (2) Farnsworth, Young, Sanger, Cohen, Brooks and Garvin, Selections for Contracts (most recent edition) ISBN:9798887860244

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