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Reflections onĀ Contracts in the Real World: History, Currency, Context, and Other Values

December 01, 2013 | 88 Wash. L. Rev. 1265

Open any contracts casebook and you will find the content dominated by hundreds of pages of canonical appellate opinions with an old and rising average age, supplemented by notes posing questions or providing
perspective. Visit any classroom and you will hear professors leading students through the cases by recitation of often-obscure facts while developing contending legal arguments. Consult related students and you will hear some variation on one complaint: the study often lacks sufficient familiar context.

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