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Illegal Promises

This lesson explores the illegality defense to contract formation.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between an "agreement" and a "contract."
  2. Describe the circumstances in which a court will refuse to enforce an agreement on grounds of illegality.
  3. Appraise whether it is ethical for an attorney to include an illegal provision in a contract he or she is preparing.
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