The Core Text Series takes the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing an invaluable and reliable guide for students of law at all levels. Authored by leading academics and renowned for their clarity, these concise texts explain the intellectual challenges of each area of the law. Written by two principal authorities in the field, The Law of Contract provides a concise overview of the fundamentals of contract law and its underlying rationales. It also introduces and explores the main academic debates within the subject, encouraging students to reflect on the law and, where it is controversial, to form their own views on whether the rules that contract law adopts are justifiable. To help students to develop the skills necessary to apply the principles of contract law to new situations, The Law of Contract breaks down legal problems into manageable steps. This book covers all of the core areas studied on undergraduate courses and incorporates chapter overviews, self-test and problem-based questions to reinforce students' learning and aid revision, as well as annotated further reading sections to provide a platform for further study. Accessible and engaging, thishighly-praised text is the ideal guide to the core of this key subject. An Online Resource Centre accompanies the book, providing guidance on the questions in the book, updates, and weblinks. Two additional chapters are also located on the accompanying website, on incapacity and illegality & public policy.