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Business Law: Contracts by Frank B. Cross

Business Law: Contracts

by Frank B. Cross

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6 Hrs.
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  3.5  Stars Based on 4 ratings


What is a contract? How can you make one binding? How can you avoid being prematurely bound by one? What can you do to get out of a contract? What remedies are available if someone breaches your contract? What special rules apply to international contracts?

These questions and the other important issues of legally enforceable promises are covered in the eight lectures of this course.

Key concepts covered include:

  • offer and acceptance
  • consideration
  • mistake and fraud
  • "diminished capacity'
  • enforcement
  • third-party contracts
  • international contracts.

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Reviewer LOLJPB
 February 17, 2006
General Content: Business Law might not seem like the most exciting topic and indeed, many students of previous business law courses might agree. However, “Business Law: Contracts”, a Teaching Company course conducted by Professor Frank Cross of the University of Texas-Austin, offers an interesting and informative view of business law principles and cases. Cross manages to keep the discussion lively by interjecting both actual and hypothetical cases that illustrate the principles that he is outlining.

This course covers the Contracts area of business law but the Teaching Company also offers a course entitled “Negligence and Torts”. Contracts covered the foundations of a business contract and different aspects such as offer, acceptance, consideration, genuineness of assent, etc. Third-party right and international contracts are also discussed in a highly understandable format. Although there are a few places in which the conversation becomes a bit muddle and difficult to understand, there occasions are rare and certainly much more infrequent than you would expect given the nature of the subject.

There were only two things about Cross’s delivery style that I felt were a bit lacking. The first is that Cross often interjects the names of the popular celebrities of the day into his teaching. While this is amusing at times, the repeated mention of “Lorena Bobbitt” and “Joey Buttafucco” does get a bit old after a while and makes the course seem a bit dated. Second, Cross doesn’t seem to close out his lectures in an enthusiastic way. It’s more of a “Well, that’s enough about Third-Party Rights” type of closing rather than offering a conclusion to wrap things up as many Teaching Company lecturers do. On the whole though, this is a very good course and one that anyone with an interest in the area should enjoy.

Audio-specific Content: I listened to the cassette (4 cassettes) version of this course. It consisted of 8 lectures, each 45 minutes in length (6 hours total). The lecturer was Frank Cross who was an excellent and articulate speaker. As with all Teaching Company courses, the production value was quite high.

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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: B002604
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