Two of the doctrines you have studied in this module/week, the Statute of Frauds and the Parol Evidence Rule, both deal with written contracts. However, while the doctrines have something in common, they are designed to do entirely different things. Address the following issues as they relate to these 2 important doctrines in contract law:
- Explain what the Parol Evidence Rule and Statute of Frauds doctrines are and how courts apply them.
- Explain how the Parol Evidence Rule and Statute of Frauds doctrines are similar and different.
- Why are words important to contract law? Why are words important in the Bible? How are words used differently in the Bible and in contracts?
- What does Judge Kozinski think about objective meaning of words in Trident Center? Describe your perception of the interaction between the Parol Evidence Rule and the court’s view of the importance of written words in contracts. Is Judge Kozinski’s opinion well reasoned or not? Fully justify your answer.
- Write your paper in the form of legal office memo. Use the provided Legal Memo Shell as an example of the format for a legal office memo for your assignment. Ensure that your memo is well organized and logical. Write for clarity, develop your position fully, and use the legal terminology you encounter correctly. Proofread carefully before submitting your final product.