Course Details

Contracts II: Complex Commercial Contracting

This course will give students a practical introduction to advanced commercial contracts through realistic, team-based problem solving, using the wind energy industry as a case study. The class is set up as a training course for newly-hired in-house counsel for a company manufacturing wind turbines. All of the law we learn, primarily the law of the sale of goods, will be contextualized by analyzing actual provisions from major commercial contracts. The focus will be on deciphering contractual language and on using contract planning to solve transactional problems. Students will do team problem-solving assignments both during and outside of class. Students will also have the opportunity to talk with guest lawyers and in-house counsel working in the wind energy industry. The use of computers in class will be restricted, and students should not expect to be able to take notes on their computers. Evaluation Method: The grade will be based on the team assignments, class participation, brief in-class quizzes on blackletter sales law, and a final exam that is similar to the problems dealt with during the semester. Class Materials: Material will be provided by the professor. In addition, students must purchase a UCC supplement. Any supplement that contains all of Articles 1 and 2 is fine, but Chomsky, Kunz, Schiltz, and Tabb, Selected Commercial Statutes For Sales and Contracts Courses is recommended.

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 605B
Additional Course Information: Business Concentration Elective,  Experiential Learning,  Open to First Year Students


Course History

Spring 2019
Title: Contracts II: Complex Commercial Contracting
Faculty: Kadens, Emily (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 21

Spring 2017
Title: Contracts II: Complex Commercial Contracting
Faculty: Kadens, Emily (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 21