This hornbook or treatise provides an in-depth discussion of the area of law. Hornbooks are fully-indexed reference books that are useful to law students, legal professionals and individuals wanting an in-depth understanding of the area of law. In this hornbook, Farnsworth provides students with an emphasis on those topics that figure prominently in most contract courses, while it presents the most up-to-date information available. This book also offers a real-world focus which applies to all the major topics included: enforceability of promises; scope and effect of promises; rights of third parties and remedies. Revealing the entire context of contract law, Farnsworth explains the rule that governs a particular contractual situation, illustrates it with noteworthy examples of the rule in effect, poses thought-provoking questions, provides thorough answers to the questions, and offers examples and references throughout which incorporate many recent cases. Reflecting the major developments in the field, this book addresses: the Vienna Sales Convention (Convention on the International Sale of Goods); UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts; new issues in pre-contractual liability; ongoing employment law contract issues: at-will contracts, handbooks and public policy exception; and remedies and lost opportunities.