The second edition of Sales: Cases and Problems has been carefully crafted to enable students to master the concepts and rules that govern sales of goods within all but one of the states and territories of the United States. Because sales of goods are governed by Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, the focus is on close examination of its statutory provisions and the resolution of problems by application of the concepts and rules from the texts of those provisions. Although the book contains carefully selected and well-edited cases, its focus is primarily on problem solving.
The book introduces straightforward subject matter through succinct explanations. It provides pertinent sections of the relevant statute and then follows up with a set of modern problems created to focus on the legal principles in each statutory section. The book reminds students of underlying common law rules and principles of equity but avoids excursions into issues on the fringes of sales law, in favor of concentration on what is essential for bar passage and entry level practice. The coursebook is extremely user-friendly for students and is written by teachers for teachers.
For professors who adopt the book, there is an extraordinarily thorough teacher's manual and carefully designed, instructive PowerPoint slides. The teacher's manual includes the full text of each problem along with a discussion of issues raised and an explanation of the appropriate responses, so that professors need not consult their coursebooks during class. The teacher's manual also includes references to specific accompanying PowerPoint slides that signal when they are to be used in the presentation. The book includes citations and quotations of texts that should shed light on doctrinal points that are likely to arise.
The full set of 1000 PowerPoint slides is available upon adoption. Click here to view a sample presentation. If you are a professor using this book for a class, please contact Rachael Meier at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your slides.
"Monserud and Lewis cover the nuances of Sales completely and rigorously. They do so with a pragmatic and practical problem-based approach. The problems are colorful, fun, and nuanced enough to ensure that students build a robust understanding of the material throughout the course. Many casebooks offer a lot of detail but are not student user-friendly. The authors have cracked the code on that, which is no small feat." — David Friedman, Willamette University College of Law