Reimagining Contract Law Pedagogy examines why existing contract teaching pedagogy has remained in place for so long and argues for an overhaul of the way it is taught. With contributions from a range of jurisdictions and types of university, it provides a survey of contract law courses across the common law world, reviewing current practice and expressing concern that the emphasis the current approach places on some features of contract doctrine fails to reflect reality.

The book engages with the major criticism of the standard contract course, which is that it is too narrow and rarely engages with ordinary life, or at least ordinary contracts, and argues that students are left without vital knowledge. This collection is designed to be a platform for sharing innovative teaching experiences, with the aim of building a new approach that addresses such issues.

This book will have international appeal and will be of interest to academics, researchers and postgraduates in the fields of law and education. It will also appeal to teachers of contract law, as well as governmental and legal profession policymakers.

chapter 2|12 pages


chapter 3|20 pages


chapter 5|18 pages


chapter 6|20 pages

Law in Action

chapter 7|13 pages

Students as consumers

Using student experiences to teach consumer contract law

chapter 9|7 pages

Contract theory

chapter 12|13 pages

Contract law teaching

Teaching from the case law

chapter 14|14 pages

Doing away with the case method

What could go wrong?

chapter 16|3 pages

Contract law pedagogy

A new agenda