Law 100 - Contracts

Daniel J. Bussel

Daniel J. Bussel

Professor of Law
B.A. University of Pennsylvania, 1981
J.D. Stanford, 1985
UCLA Faculty Since 1991
Course Description:

This is a course about the law governing private agreements. The course analyzes the criteria for determining whether or not a particular promise or voluntary agreement is legally enforceable and surveys the major legal issues affecting enforceable agreements. These issues include the questions of when a contract becomes binding, what persons acquire rights under a contract, the conditions under which performance is required or excused, what constitutes breach of contract, and the remedies available for breach of contract. Attention will be given throughout the course to the general problems of interpreting contract language, the role of contracts in a market society, the conflict between the commercial need for certainty and the demands of individual fairness, and the relationship between contract law and other areas such as torts, property and restitution.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Daniel Bussel 17S 100 LEC 1/2 TWRF 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM 4.0 No No
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Spring 2017 LEC 1/2
Bussel et al. Contract Law and Its Application: Cases and Materials   9th ed.  
ISBN: 9781683282068. Foundation Press. REQUIRED $245.50
Chirelstein, Marvin A. Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts  7th ed.  
ISBN: 9781609303303. Foundation Press. REQUIRED $46.00