Contract Drafting

Law 516



Writing Experience (WE)



This seminar will serve as an introduction to the nuts and bolts of contract drafting with an aim of teaching students to write contracts that are clear and effective. We will start with the basic "anatomy of a contract," discussing the meaning, use and effect of various provisions. The seminar will address not only legal drafting issues, but also how to understand a client's practical business needs in order to effectively use the contract as a planning and problem-solving tool. Students will draft and review specific contract provisions, and will learn how to read, review and analyze contracts with an eye toward both legal and business risk issues. The individual professors teaching the course may tailor the course to reflect their areas of particular expertise. Grades will be based upon class participation, a series of substantial out-of-class weekly drafting exercises, and a final take-home assignment.

Contracts; RRWA; Mergers & Acquisitions. The types of contracts drafted or reviewed in each class may overlap with any number of other substantive law classes.



E. Frazelle (Adjunct), K. Maney (Adjunct)

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