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B709 Transactional Drafting

Description Need: In this course, students start with the #nuts and bolts# of contract drafting and proceed through the process of incorporating deal terms into contract provisions. Students will study both stylistic and legal conventions and their relationship to one another in a range of contract types. Through the lectures, in-class exercises, and drafting homework assignments, students will learn how to draft clear contract provisions that minimize ambiguity. The course is designed for students who are interested in corporate or commercial law, but it is useful to any student who will be drafting and negotiating contracts in his or her legal career. Note: 3Ls are given priority for this class Becker: This course takes a structured approach to drafting contracts, beginning with the basic building blocks of commercial agreements and finishing with an asset purchase agreement to purchase a real-life business. Along the way, students will learn various stylistic conventions used by business lawyers, how to translate the terms of a business deal into a written agreement, and how to add value to a client#s business deal, and they will be exposed to several types of contracts, including purchase contracts, employment agreements, escrow agreements and license agreements. In-class exercises and drafting homework will give students practice drafting clear contract terms that describe their client#s business deal with minimal ambiguity. The course is designed for students who are interested in a business transactions practice, but it is useful for any student who plans to negotiate and draft contracts in his or her legal career. Note: 3Ls are given priority for this class

Note This course satisfies the professional skills requirement and may offer writing credit.

Faculty M. Need, Becker, O'Bry

SemesterTitleFaculty
Spring 2014 - 2015Transactional DraftingBecker, A.
Spring 2014 - 2015Transactional DraftingNeed, M.
Fall 2014 - 2015Transactional DraftingNeed, M.
Spring 2013 - 2014Transactional DraftingBecker, A.
Spring 2013 - 2014Transactional DraftingNeed, M.
Spring 2013 - 2014Transactional DraftingO'Bryan, R.
Fall 2013 - 2014Transactional DraftingNeed, M.
Spring 2012 - 2013Transactional DraftingBecker, A.
Spring 2012 - 2013Transactional DraftingNeed, M.
Spring 2011 - 2012Transactional DraftingBecker, A.
Spring 2011 - 2012Transactional DraftingNeed, M.
Summer II 2009-2010Transactional DraftingNeed, M.