Course Details

Basics of Contract Drafting

This seminar provides introductory, hands-on training in the basic techniques of contract drafting. It is designed to help students acquire general tools and skills applicable to various types of contracts. Students will learn to: --Translate the terms of a business deal into contract concepts; --Draft a logically-organized, precise, enforceable contract in plain English; --Edit (redline) the contract to reflect client input and negotiated changes; --Grapple with ethical issues arising during the contract drafting process; and --Read, analyze, and critique contracts drafted by others. All students must attend all classes. Students will not be allowed to join the class from the wait list unless they have attended the first and, if relevant, the second class. The course begins rapidly with important concepts in the first two weeks. While attendance is mandatory throughout the semester, missing these initial classes will place a student in a difficult position to catch up.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 622
Practice Areas: Business, Corporate,Trans AreaLegal Skills Development


Course History

Spring 2018
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Silbernagel, Brian (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 24

Spring 2018
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Rosenbaum, Judith A. (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 19

Spring 2017
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Mulaney, Ellen S. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 20     Actual: 19

Spring 2017
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Silbernagel, Brian (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 24

Spring 2017
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Mulaney, Ellen S. (courses | profile)
Section: 3     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 23

Spring 2017
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Rosenbaum, Judith A. (courses | profile)
Section: 4     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 16

Summer 2016
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Mulaney, Ellen S. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 10

Spring 2016
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Rosenbaum, Judith A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 23

Fall 2015
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Mulaney, Ellen S. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 23

Spring 2015
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Silbernagel, Brian (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 24

Spring 2015
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Rosenbaum, Judith A. (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 23

Fall 2014
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Martin, Christopher M. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 23

Fall 2014
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Mulaney, Ellen S. (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 23