Restatements : LUSENET : Lessig's Contracts : One Thread

What on Earth is a restatement, anyway? What weight does it carry, and what purposes does it serve?

Thanks, Paul

-- Anonymous, October 01, 1998


Re: Restatements

From what I understand, a restatement is essentially a treatise seeks to provide a definitive catalogue, explaination, and analysis of the various theories and doctrines that make up a general area of legal study (like "Property," or "Torts") I don't know if they are still produced, but many of the older restatements are cited frequently in court decisions, granting them(the restatements) a quasi-legal status.

cheers, andy

-- Anonymous, October 02, 1998

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