I have a confession to make. Despite saying that I would take a break and then start working on the next courses in a couple weeks, I've been unable to stick to my word. Since this weekend I have been digging into the next set of courses I will take at law school. Currently the plan is to take contract, tort and trusts. Perhaps I will switch land law for one of these courses although I have to admit I am not keen on land. I expect I will just leave it for my final year.
I've been assembling what resources I can from friends and on the internet for these courses. I am really looking forward to them. As any student can tell you each year begins with such hope and high aspirations, hopefully I will be able to keep the high spirits going at least through the summer.
To start with I will focus on contract as that is the course which I have the most material for and the one I know for sure that I must take. So far I really enjoy it. I have to say that I don't really agree with it all however. For example the idea that a display of goods is only an invitation to treat in this day and age seems a bit unrealistic. Should a shop owner really be able to not sell an item to me because she finds me "a ragged and verminous tramp" as Percy Winfield contends? How can one balance this claim against one of discrimination? Also are not all advertisements meant for the general public who reasonably expect to find such goods available for sale? Yet even beyond that a consumer can easily go into a shop, pick up items, scan them himself, pay for them via a machine, and subsequently exit the store. Was the offer really just when the buyer swiped their own credit card which accepted the payment? Interesting reading ahead.