Contract Drafting

LAW JD 788

This course is the foundational skills course within the Transactional Law Program. It teaches students basic principles and skills of drafting and analyzing commercial and transaction agreements, with a focus on recognizing, and addressing through contractual provisions, key business issues in transactions. Although the course will be of particular interest to students interested in a corporate or transactional law practice, since most practicing attorneys will need to work with contracts at some point in their career, the concepts and skills which the course conveys are applicable to virtually all practice areas and specialties. While the course utilizes lectures to introduce various contract concepts and techniques essential for drafting and reviewing commercial and transaction agreements, it also requires that students complete both in-class exercises and out-of-class assignments as a means of building basic drafting skills and a solid understanding of the structure and operation of contractual provisions in a business transaction. The course also considers various ethical issues that may arise in the contract drafting and review process and in transactional practice generally. Grades will be based on class participation and graded drafting assignments. CLASS SIZE: 12 students. UPPER-CLASS WRITING REQUIREMENT/EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING REQUIREMENT: This course is a designated Professional Writing Course which may be used to partially satisfy the Upper-Class Writing Requirement (with a grade of B or higher) or the 6-credit Experiential Learning Requirement, but not both. GRADING NOTICE: This course does not offer the CR/NC/H option. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: A student who fails to attend the first class or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar will be administratively dropped from the course. Students who are on the wait list are required to attend the first class to be considered for enrollment. Because the course involves regular in-class exercises, some of which are done in teams, and class participation is a significant component of a student's final grade, regular class attendance is essential and thus the course cannot accommodate flexibility in attendance.

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Gluck LAW 418 T 8:30 am-10:30 am Stamped Approval
Class Closed

FALL 2023 Schedule

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B1 Park LAW 513 T 4:20 pm-6:20 pm Stamped Approval
Class Closed

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
C1 Cohan LAW 513 W 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Stamped Approval
Class Closed

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
D1 Decapo LAW 513 W 4:20 pm-6:20 pm Stamped Approval
Class Closed

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
E1 Banks LAW 513 R 10:40 am-12:40 pm Stamped Approval
Class Closed

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A2 Cohan LAW 420 T 4:20 pm-6:20 pm Stamped Approval
Class Closed

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B2 Decapo LAW 418 W 2:10 pm-4:10 pm Stamped Approval
Class Closed

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
C2 Johnston LAW 416 W 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Stamped Approval
Class Closed

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
D2 Banks LAW 513 R 10:40 am-12:40 pm Stamped Approval
Class Closed

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