Elements of Contract Interpretation by Steven J. Burton

Elements of Contract Interpretation

bySteven J. Burton

Hardcover | November 22, 2008

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This book describes and analyzes the law of contract interpretation in the United States, offering a strong guide for legal practitioners, judges, and scholars involved in contract law. Structured along two dimensions, Elements of Contract Interpretation first takes a look at the "elements"within contract interpretation. This includes the particular sources of evidence, the building blocks of interpretation that the courts recognize when interpreting contracts. Such examples include the governing contract terms; the circumstances when the contract is made; each party's purpose;usages; and the maxims of contract interpretation. The second dimension is three theories of contract interpretation - literalism, objective theory, and subjective theory. Each theory allows a court to recognize a different set of interpretive elements, and, in practice, how the law of different jurisdictions in the U.S. endorse one theory oranother. Since some jurisdictions combine theories within a two- or three-step framework for analysis, this type of law makes this book a primary resource for both practitioners and academics.

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Steven J. Burton is the John F. Murray Professor of Law at the University of Iowa. He has taught for over 30 years and published two books on contract law, Principles of Contract Law (3rd ed. 2006) and Contractual Good Faith (1995). He has also published three additional books, and multiple journal articles on contract law. Professor ...

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Title:Elements of Contract InterpretationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 6.18 × 9.29 × 1.18 inPublished:November 22, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195337492

ISBN - 13:9780195337495

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