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Barbara Bavis, Bibliographic and Research Instruction Librarian. Law Library of Congress
Robert Brammer, Senior Legal Information Specialist, Law Library of Congress
Note: This guide is adapted from a research guide published on the Law Library's blog, In Custodia Legis, on March 4, 2013.
Guide Created: March 1, 2018
Last Updated: November 6, 2018
Contract law is a constant part of our lives, whether it is signing a lease for a new apartment, obtaining car insurance, taking out a loan, or even something as simple as buying a warranty for a computer. Despite the overwhelming role it plays in our lives, contract law can be incredibly difficult to understand, leading to questions like these:
When is a contract formed?
How do I know what the terms of a contract are, and when can I change them?
What can I do if I think the other party is not living up to his/her side of the deal?
To start answering these questions, we suggest studying some of the resources listed in this research guide.