Course Details

The Deal:Working with Contracts and Contract Language

This course examines the connection between the law of contracts and the practice of contract law through the lens of particular agreements and their terms. Among the types of contracts we will examine will be commercial leases, letters of intent, merger and acquisition agreements, employment contracts, and non-disclosure agreements. Readings in contract law and theory will be supplemented by in-class simulations using the traditional elements of business deals: the close reading of contract language, the drafting of particular clauses, and the negotiation of business points among parties of equal, and sometimes unequal, bargaining power. Registration Requirements:Completion of BUSCOM 902-0: Contract Law & Design is a pre-requisite for this course. Evaluation Methods:Evaluation will be based on class participation, simulation exercises, and the drafting of a short agreement at the end of the course. Class Materials: David Zarfes & Michael L. Bloom, Contracts: A Transactional Approach (Aspen 2011). 200 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7355-1046-3.

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 955-0


Course History

Fall 2016
Title: The Deal:Working with Contracts and Contract Language
Faculty: Markell, Bruce A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 9

Fall 2015
Title: The Deal:Working with Contracts and Contract Language
Faculty: Markell, Bruce A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 12     Actual: 7