Using a real contract to teach law holistically

Eaton, Sinead (2017) Using a real contract to teach law holistically. International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 24.


A globally used industry-standard contract proved to be of great use in teaching a few aspects of law and putting a few others in context. The practical exercise of analysing the provisions of an actual contract facilitated active learning. The use of contract provisions to manage risk and the use of standardised contracts to reduce legal costs and achieve efficiencies also emerged. Students learned about different aspects of law and the legislative process, as well as seeing how national legislation can come into being and how it can support, or fail to support, a particular business sector.

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