17-year-old Contracts Book - please help!

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17-year-old Contracts Book - please help!

Postby BobJobBazooka » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:44 am

Hi everyone,

I ordered an Emmanuel Outlines book for Contracts on eBay, and I thought it said it was from the mid-2000's. Turns out it is from 1994. I had been studying and outlining this book quite a bit before I realized its age. Now I am worried that what I have been studying might not be the same as what we have been going through this semester.

I am a 1L studying for finals next week and this is all I have. Does anyone have any thoughts or helpful input as to whether this book will be relevant for a 2011 Contracts final exam?

Thanks for any help!

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Re: 17-year-old Contracts Book - please help!

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:53 am

I'm sorry to hear of your misfortune, OP. But... LOL.

Seriously though, you'll be OK. Just cross reference your outline or notes with the current version in the library.

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Re: 17-year-old Contracts Book - please help!

Postby BobJobBazooka » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:58 am

Thanks Uncle Phil. I appreciate it

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Re: 17-year-old Contracts Book - please help!

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:01 am

Also I should mention I don't take contracts until next semester, so I have no idea if things may have changed drastically in 17 years. But that is a long time, so I would guess things are different now. So if I were you, I'd just check out the current version in the library, and also your class notes, and make sure everything matches up. Plus if you are doing practice tests with model responses, you should be able to see if your application is consistent with what your professor expects.

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Re: 17-year-old Contracts Book - please help!

Postby Extension_Cord » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:01 am

BobJobBazooka wrote:Hi everyone,

I ordered an Emmanuel Outlines book for Contracts on eBay, and I thought it said it was from the mid-2000's. Turns out it is from 1994. I had been studying and outlining this book quite a bit before I realized its age. Now I am worried that what I have been studying might not be the same as what we have been going through this semester.

I am a 1L studying for finals next week and this is all I have. Does anyone have any thoughts or helpful input as to whether this book will be relevant for a 2011 Contracts final exam?

Thanks for any help!


Fortunately for you, I don't believe so much has changed in contracts in our lifetime. It might be changing in the very near future if the most recent UCC is ever adopted.

But, LOL. I hope you only paid .01 + shipping for it.

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Re: 17-year-old Contracts Book - please help!

Postby BobJobBazooka » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:06 am

Thanks Extension Cord. I was crusing along with the book as it is really good refresher for lots of topics we went over back in September. Then all the sudden I noticed it was missing a page, so I thought to look at the year and bam- 1994.

I feel better knowing that it hasn't been a waste of 8 hours.

Also the book was 4.98 including shipping lol... i guess i know why

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Re: 17-year-old Contracts Book - please help!

Postby zomginternets » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:08 am

Extension_Cord wrote:
BobJobBazooka wrote:Hi everyone,

I ordered an Emmanuel Outlines book for Contracts on eBay, and I thought it said it was from the mid-2000's. Turns out it is from 1994. I had been studying and outlining this book quite a bit before I realized its age. Now I am worried that what I have been studying might not be the same as what we have been going through this semester.

I am a 1L studying for finals next week and this is all I have. Does anyone have any thoughts or helpful input as to whether this book will be relevant for a 2011 Contracts final exam?

Thanks for any help!


Fortunately for you, I don't believe so much has changed in contracts in our lifetime. It might be changing in the very near future if the most recent UCC is ever adopted.

But, LOL. I hope you only paid .01 + shipping for it.


Serious LOL. How did you get so far through the book without realizing it's age?

shrinkwrap/browsewrap/clickwrap contracting changed in 1997 (ProCD v. Zeidenberg).. otherwise, I don't think anything else changed/developed. Maybe modern interpretation of the PER?

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Re: 17-year-old Contracts Book - please help!

Postby BobJobBazooka » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:12 am

Thanks Z. Appreciate your response.

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Re: 17-year-old Contracts Book - please help!

Postby Extension_Cord » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:12 am

zomginternets wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:
BobJobBazooka wrote:Hi everyone,

I ordered an Emmanuel Outlines book for Contracts on eBay, and I thought it said it was from the mid-2000's. Turns out it is from 1994. I had been studying and outlining this book quite a bit before I realized its age. Now I am worried that what I have been studying might not be the same as what we have been going through this semester.

I am a 1L studying for finals next week and this is all I have. Does anyone have any thoughts or helpful input as to whether this book will be relevant for a 2011 Contracts final exam?

Thanks for any help!


Fortunately for you, I don't believe so much has changed in contracts in our lifetime. It might be changing in the very near future if the most recent UCC is ever adopted.

But, LOL. I hope you only paid .01 + shipping for it.


Serious LOL. How did you get so far through the book without realizing it's age?

shrinkwrap/browsewrap/clickwrap contracting changed in 1997 (ProCD v. Zeidenberg).. otherwise, I don't think anything else changed/developed. Maybe modern interpretation of the PER?



Yeah ProCD is a big one, definitely brush up on that. I dont think the PER changed much.

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Re: 17-year-old Contracts Book - please help!

Postby Extension_Cord » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:13 am

Be glad this wasn't civil procedure or con law, lol.

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Re: 17-year-old Contracts Book - please help!

Postby Veyron » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:14 am

zomginternets wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:
BobJobBazooka wrote:Hi everyone,

I ordered an Emmanuel Outlines book for Contracts on eBay, and I thought it said it was from the mid-2000's. Turns out it is from 1994. I had been studying and outlining this book quite a bit before I realized its age. Now I am worried that what I have been studying might not be the same as what we have been going through this semester.

I am a 1L studying for finals next week and this is all I have. Does anyone have any thoughts or helpful input as to whether this book will be relevant for a 2011 Contracts final exam?

Thanks for any help!


Fortunately for you, I don't believe so much has changed in contracts in our lifetime. It might be changing in the very near future if the most recent UCC is ever adopted.

But, LOL. I hope you only paid .01 + shipping for it.


Serious LOL. How did you get so far through the book without realizing it's age?

shrinkwrap/browsewrap/clickwrap contracting changed in 1997 (ProCD v. Zeidenberg).. otherwise, I don't think anything else changed/developed. Maybe modern interpretation of the PER?


THIS. Most contract law in 1L courses is OLD (often centuries old). The ProCD stuff (its not just one case but a line of I think 3 cases, 2 of which have different names - find out what they are cuz I sure as fuck don't remember) and a couple others along that line have changed but not a whole lot else.
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Re: 17-year-old Contracts Book - please help!

Postby BobJobBazooka » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:14 am

Extension_Cord wrote:Be glad this wasn't civil procedure or con law, lol.


Yeah, that's for sure!

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Re: 17-year-old Contracts Book - please help!

Postby BobJobBazooka » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:16 am

Thanks for your response V. I'll brush up on that.

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Re: 17-year-old Contracts Book - please help!

Postby vexion » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:46 am

Hill v. Gateway 2000 is also a preeminent clickwrap case from 1997. But other than that, no. Like everyone else has said (or talked around), Contracts is the single least-changed area of the law. There haven't been any changes other than clickwrap since the 80s, when the Restatement (Second) came out.

Still, you can pick up a current edition used Emanuel's for, like, $15-20 at your school's supplement sale. Why not just do that and save yourself the second-guessing?




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