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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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Creating Study Aids

Creating Study Aids is part of the Academic Support series of CALI Lessons. This lesson introduces you to law school study aids. It begins with a brief overview of self-regulated learning and Bloom's learning taxonomy. Then, the lesson introduces law school study aids by pairing them with learning objectives at each level of the taxonomy. Finally, the lesson concludes with an activity designed to help you reflect on your learning. It can be used as an introduction, supplement, or as review.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Understand the relationship between self-regulated learning, metacognition, and Bloom's taxonomy and your learning.
2. Create study aids to help you remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate and create important law school concepts.
3. Reflect on your learning.

You should allow 25 minutes to complete this Lesson.
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Authored by:

Renee Allen
Assistant Professor of Legal Writing
St. John's University School of Law