Every law student in America understands the importance of the Uniform Commercial Code. It is integral to contract law, and law schools generally have at least three Uniform Commercial Code classes. Law students must understand the Uniform Commercial Code, not only to pass these core classes, but to pass the bar exam as well.
Traditional methods of teaching law are the case method, problem solving, or a combination of both. The case method often requires as much time to figure out the facts as it does to understand the law, and the volume of cases required to cover the Uniform Commercial Code in its totality is enormous. Problem solving, while more efficient, still delivers content in a linear fashion and is essentially a ‘one rule at a time’ phenomenon.
The Uniform Commercial Code Made Easy is designed to dramatically increase learning efficiency by creating factual settings which mirror the essence of the factual assumptions upon which the UCC was drafted, and which permit the logical introduction of a large number of Code sections in a given setting. The UCC provisions are explained through a wide range of communication techniques: dialogue; legal memoranda; conference calls; meetings with attorney and clients; instant messaging and an online course among them.
Having taught the UCC to thousands of students, I have learned that there is a sequence and predictability to questions when certain subjects are discussed. These sequences have been incorporated via the communication devices and others as noted, so that the reader’s questions are answered in a timely manner. The short story narrative makes it easy to stay focused, and having ‘live’ characters who participate in this learning process makes learning much easier and far more enjoyable.