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Below is a sample breakdown of the Statute of Frauds in Contracts chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Introduction to statute of frauds contracts||Meaning, purpose and oral vs. written|
|Tuesday||MY LEGS||Discussion of contracts including marriage, year, land, estate, guarantor and sale|
|Wednesday||One-year and land contracts||Explanation of contracts that exceed one year; overview of contracts used to transfer interest in land|
|Thursday||Guarantors and sale of goods||Reason for guarantors, written memorandums; reason for sales of goods contract for items exceeding $500|
|Friday||Statute exceptions||Common exceptions such as performance, admission and promissory estoppels|
1. Statute of Frauds Contracts: Definition & Purpose
A statute of frauds is a state law that applies to certain oral contracts. Generally speaking, a statute of frauds requires that certain contracts be in writing and signed by the parties. This lesson explains what these statutes are, what these statutes require and why we have these statutes.
2. Contracts that Fall Within the Statute of Frauds
A statute of frauds is a state law that only applies to particular types of oral contracts. In general, a statute of frauds requires that certain types of oral contracts be written and signed. This lesson explores the types of contracts that typically fall within a statute of frauds.
3. Statute of Frauds: One Year Contracts
A statute of frauds is a law that only applies to particular types of oral contracts. In general, a statute of frauds requires that certain types of oral contracts be written and signed. This lesson explores one type of contract that is covered by a statute of frauds: contracts that can't be performed within one year.
4. Statute of Frauds Contracts: Contracts for the Sale of Land
Some oral contracts aren't enforceable unless the contract is written and signed. These general requirements are part of a statute of frauds. This lesson explores one type of contract that is covered by a statute of frauds: contracts that involve the sale or transfer of land.
5. Statute of Frauds Contracts: Guarantors
A statute of frauds will typically cover those oral contracts involving a guarantor. This means that certain requirements must be met before these contracts can be enforced. This lesson explores guarantor contracts and the typical statute of frauds.
6. Contracts for Sale of Goods: Definition & Explanation
A sale of goods worth over $500 is usually covered by a state's statute of frauds. This means that certain requirements must be met before these contracts can be enforced. This lesson explores contracts for the sale of goods and a typical statute of frauds.
7. Exceptions to Statute of Frauds
A statute of frauds is a state law that covers certain types of oral contracts. This means that certain requirements must be met before these contracts can be enforced. However, there are some exceptions to a statute of frauds. This lesson explores the typical statute of frauds and some common exceptions.
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