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This lesson deals with one aspect of contract formation, acceptance. Acceptance is the manifestation of assent that is made by the offeree in response to an offer. In this lesson, you will learn how a party can accept an offer at common law. The lesson takes up issues such as the manner of acceptance, who can accept, silence as acceptance, rejection and counter-offer. The lesson ends with a short analysis exercise on the subject of acceptance.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Describe the elements of an effective acceptance.
2. Explain the "mirror image" rule.
3. Distinguish between acceptance by promise, acceptance by performance, and acceptance by promise or performance.
4. Identify the party who can accept an offer.
5. Give examples of situations where silence can constitute acceptance.
6. Explain the effect of a rejection, a counter-offer, and an inquiry.

You should allow 1 hour to complete this Lesson.
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Authored by:

Jennifer Martin
Professor of Law
Saint Thomas University School of Law, Miami

Matthew McKinnon
Professor Emeritus
Michigan State University College of Law

Joseph Grohman
Professor Emeritus
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Ronald Brown
Professor of Law
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center

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Contract Formation I

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This lesson deals with contract formation. Students are given a series of hypothetical problems dealing with basic contract law as reflected in Restatement of Contracts (Second) and the Uniform Commercial Code. Coverage includes: intent to contract, definiteness, options, rejection, revocation, counteroffer, lapse, consideration, promissory estoppel, moral obligations, and accord and satisfaction. The program not only responds with correct and incorrect answers, but also gives feedback regarding underlying reasons for answers. If an incorrect answer is given, the program follows up with additional questions on the topic to improve student understanding.

You should allow 1.0 - 1.5 hours to complete this Lesson.
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Authored by:

Matthew McKinnon
Professor Emeritus
Michigan State University College of Law

Trying out Open Live Writer

This is Open Live Writer, an open source fork of the MSFT blog editor Live Writer.

Open Live Writer is like Word for your blog. Open Live Writer is a powerful, lightweight blog editor that allows you to create blog posts, add photos and videos then publish to your website. You can also compose blogs posts offline and then publish on your return. Open Live Writer works with many popular blog service providers such as WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, Moveable Type, DasBlog and many more.

It is a desktop app that gets along well, so far, in Windows 10. I’m sure it’d work just fine in earlier versions of Windows too.

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I can center a paragraph for reason I’ll not disclose.

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Seems good. Now let’s post…

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