Considers contract theories and principles emanating from classical and neoclassical law, legal realism, law and economics, and critical legal studies. Explores and questions tensions among theories, focusing on how they interact with norms, goals, and functions of contract and consumer protection law. Observes these tensions ?in action? through volunteer work with Heritage House, a home for young women who are ?at-risk? and cannot live with their families at this time for different reasons.