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A contract is a legally recognizable promise between parties to perform in some way. A contract binds the parties, creates enforceable obligations and provides remedies in case of breach.
Contract law originated in English common law, and remains largely a product of common law (case law) today. Federal and state jurisdictions have also enacted statutes to address certain contract issues, from consumer protection to commercial transactions.
This guide is intended to introduce you to some of the key resources available at the Northeastern University School of Law Library for researching contract law.
Here are some suggestions:
Need ideas to start your research? Try the Secondary Sources page
Looking for primary sources? Visit the Cases, Statutes and Regulations page
The materials mentioned in this guide -- except where classified as Reference, Reserve or Database -- are most often found in the KF800-899 range on the 4th Floor of the Law Library.
Reference Librarians are available to help you with your research questions
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