Contracts: Cases and Commentaries, Tenth Edition
By: Stephanie Ben-Ishai, Associate Professor, David Percy, Q.C.
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-8642-5
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 1080 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2018-08-07
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $186.00

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The teaching tool of choice among Canadian contracts professors.

Contracts: Cases and Commentaries, Tenth Edition continues to be the teaching tool of choice among Canadian contracts professors. This book allows students to learn the law of contracts by firstly gaining a familiarity with the substantive law. Substantive law includes the law relating to the formation of contracts, factors affecting the validity of contracts, and remedies for when a party breaches the contract. A familiarity with these principles will serve as a useful stepping-stone to courses drawing on the general principles of contract law — such as the sale of goods, consumer protection, insurance, real estate transactions, and labour law. In addition, this book will teach students how to engage in analysis of areas of law where overlapping or conflicting values are at stake, such as human rights law and property law, by reflecting on a value fundamental to the law of contracts, such as freedom of contract. On a different level, this book will facilitate the acquisition of a variety of basic skills associated with the analysis and use of case law and, to a lesser extent, legislation. This book is designed as an aid to the acquisition of these essential skills, via the study and discussion of the decisions of the courts as well as statutory law and academic comment.

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About the Author

Professor Stephanie Ben-Ishai is a devoted teacher, lawyer and internationally recognized expert on commercial law. For the last 15 years she has taught contract law in multiple formats to undergraduate and graduate law students and lawyers from across the globe. Professor Ben-Ishai has a high degree of business acumen that she is able to blend with her academic expertise. She is successfully able to draw on her unique blend of skills on behalf of vulnerable groups, lawyers and law reform initiatives and bring this practical experience back to the classroom. Her publications include six books and fifty refereed articles in national and international journals, as well as numerous reports commissioned by governmental and non-governmental agencies. Her scholarship not only contributes to theoretical inquiry and practical solutions but also to public policy debate and law reform. Every level of Canadian court has cited Professor Ben-Ishai’s research and she has been recognized as an expert by Ontario, Quebec, and American courts. Professor Stephanie Ben-Ishai has been awarded the 2019 York Distinguished Research Professorship.

Professor David Percy holds the Borden Ladner Gervais Chair in Energy Law and Policy at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, where he served as Dean from 2002-2009. He has received major teaching awards at the national, University and Faculty levels and in 2013, he was awarded the University Cup, the highest honour a U of A academic can receive for research, teaching and service. He has appeared as counsel in major contracts litigation in the Alberta Court of Appeal and has acted as an arbitrator on both domestic and international contractual matters.