601:685. INTRODUCTION TO THE UCC-COMPARATIVE SALES (3 or 4)
This course counts as the introductory course in the commercial area and has no pre-
Exclusion: The course may not be taken by those who have taken, or are currently taking,
another Introduction to Commercial Law.
This course examines the law of sales from a comparative perspective. It has several goals. The first is to explore in depth the substantive sales law of the Uniform Commercial Code. Second, we will focus at length on the particular difficulties of working with the UCC as a codification. Third, our discussion will examine how to construct a convincing solution to the complicated fact patterns that often arise in the sales context. Finally, the course will compare the UCC with other contemporary sales laws. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Convention for Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Examples will also be drawn from civilian sales law, particularly from French and German law. Knowledge of foreign languages is not required.