Fundamentals of Contract Law, Third Edition (3rd ed/3e)

FORMAT: ORIGINAL PDF/PRINT REPLICA In the third edition of Fundamentals of Contract Law, authors Laurence M. Olivo and Jean Fitzgerald build on the strength of the second edition by providing an up-to-date, engaging, and comprehensive introduction to contract law. With the new third edition, students are better able to understand the application of legal principles thanks to the use of clear language, plus a host of updated scenarios. A variety of updated cases from across Canada illustrate legal principles applied in practice, and are presented in conjunction with author analysis and reflective discussion questions. In a logical and coherent manner, the text introduces students to how contract rights and remedies have developed, the fundamentals of contract drafting, factors that enhance or impair the contractual relationship, and how conflicts are resolved. The third edition features a new chapter on electronic contracts and e-commerce.

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Fundamentals of Contract Law, Third Edition (3rd ed/3e) by Laurence M. Olivo, Jean Fitzgerald FORMAT: ORIGINAL PDF/PRINT REPLICA


ISBN978-1-55239-385-7PAGE COUNT304PUBLISHEREmond PublishingPUBLICATION DATEDecember 2012


New to the third edition

  • New Case in Point features explore cases from across Canada, showing how legal principles play out in the real world
  • New chapter on electronic contracts and e-commerce
  • Additional discussion questions throughout invite students to apply their knowledge to creative new fact situations
  • New section on contract administration, including tips on executing, witnessing, and correcting signed contracts, with supporting appendices demonstrating formatting and plain-language drafting
  • New analysis of the intention to form contractual relationships and the importance of clarity in fee-for-service arrangements
  • Additional illustration of the requirement to properly document and archive communications surrounding modifications to contracts
  • Expanded discussion of the judicial response to illegality in contracts and finding the means to impose just restitution
  • Extensive new case law discussing the effect of duress and unequal bargaining power, with tips for mitigating their effect on contract negotiation and formation
  • Important clarifications on the principle of fundamental breach and exclusion clauses, with reference to the Supreme Court of Canada case Tercon Construction Ltd. v British Columbia


  • Clearly written with numerous examples to illustrate key concepts and principles
  • Chapter summaries help students quickly review the material they have learned and serve as a useful study aid
  • Elegant new two-colour design
  • Key terms are defined throughout each chapter and summarized in a glossary
  • Review and discussion questions at the end of each chapter allow students to assess their understanding of material
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