ContractsProf Blog

Editor: D. A. Jeremy Telman
Valparaiso Univ. Law School

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cherry on Cunningham, Post III: Using Contracts in the Real World in the Classroom

The following post is cross-posted from an online symposium that previously appeared on Concurring Opnions.  The original post can be found here.

Cherry

Miriam Cherry is Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law. Some of her scholarship can be found at this link on SSRN.

Aside from the deeper theoretical questions that Prof. Cunningham raises about contract theory in Contracts in the Real World,  the heart of the book is in its fun, rollicking, and thoroughly modern examples.

Every contracts professor should take a look at this book to glean ideas for real-world examples and hypotheticals.  Even if your textbook is stuck in the world of itinerant homesteaders, ships using astrolabes for navigation, and delayed industrial components (shout out to KirkseyRaffles, and Hadley v. Baxendale!), your students will appreciate the use of some fun celebrity stories to liven up the classroom discussion.

The last time that I taught Contracts, for example, I did a series of hypotheticals based on Charlie Sheen’s contractual troubles.  Based on Prof. Cunningham’s materials, I was able to structure some hypotheticals based on Sheen for my unit on conditions.    The students seemed to appreciate it, and in fact, I have asked a student from my class last year to share her impressions with our blog readers. It appears here

[Posted by JT]

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/2012/10/cherry-on-cunningham-post-iii-using-contracts-in-the-real-world-in-the-classroom.html

Books, Celebrity Contracts, Commentary, Recent Scholarship, Teaching, Weblogs | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef017c32add30f970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Cherry on Cunningham, Post III: Using Contracts in the Real World in the Classroom:

Comments

Post a comment