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My Favorite Case to Teach: A Literal “Gateway" for Students to Learn Contract Formation, Contract Terms, and Legal Realism

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Washington University Journal of Law & Policy


This Essay explains the continued relevance of the issues discussed in Hill v. Gateway 2000, Inc. twenty years later. Keating describes his approach to teaching the case in his classroom, highlighting the broad and narrow issues under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code implicated by the underlying facts. Keating disagrees with the outcome of the case, but praises its value as a teaching tool for sales contract formation and broader policy issues in the legal system.