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The Mysterious Consideration Doctrine

Lecture no. 3 from the course: Law School for Everyone: Contracts

The Mysterious Consideration Doctrine

Taught by Professor David Horton | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses

Use the classic case of Hamer v. Sidway as an introduction to one of contract law’s great mysteries: the doctrine known as consideration. First, define this elusive rule. Then, discuss its history and the lively debate over its policy purposes. Finally, take a brief look at the consideration doctrine’s contemporary relevance.