MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL OF LAW at ANDOVER
SYLLABUS for Contracts – Spring 2010
Professor Diane M. Sullivan
Instructor:Professor Sullivan Email: Phone: 978.681.0800 ext. 120
Text:1. Studies in Contract Law, Murphy, Speidel, Ayres (7th Edition);
Class Times:Monday, Wednesday & Friday 2.30 p.m. – 3.50 p.m., or Monday & Wednesday 9:00 p.m. – 10:20 p.m., and Friday at 7:30 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.
PurposeThe purpose of this course is to introduce students to core ideas about
& Course the law. Accordingly, my basic goals include:
Description: 1. Providing a forum for case analysis and synthesis in the common law tradition.
2. Also, I attempt to instill in students a desire to perform their professional studies and duties with pride. I attempt to ensure students develop good reading skills and develop habits and perspective that will remain throughout their lives.
Grading & Mid-Term: Worth 20 points – 90 minutes
Criteria:Final: Worth 70 points – 180 minutes
Interdisciplinary Project: Worth 10 points
Class 1The Consideration Requirement: Bargained For28-45
01/20and Given In Exchange
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Class 2Mixed Motives and Nominal Consideration;46-74
01/22Adequacy of Values Exchanged.
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Class 3Pre-existing Duty Rule/ Mutuality of Obligation77-107
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