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Contract Law: A Beginner's Guide

Drafting Guides

For many researchers, it is not the theory behind contract law that is the most important; rather, it is how to draft a contract that will address their needs and yet still be upheld in court. Below, please find guides to assist in the drafting of contracts.

The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.

Keep in mind that most of the drafting guides listed above will focus on federal rather than state law.  To find a state-specific drafting guide, we suggest doing a subject search in the Library of Congress catalog for the subject “Forms (Law)” and the state in which you are interested.  For example, the subject “Forms (Law)–Ohio” has over 100 entries in the Library of Congress catalog alone.