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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. Method of Evaluation: Grading will be based on contract drafting assignments (including mid-term and final contracts) and class participation. Precision and clarity of the students' written work product will count toward their overall evaluation. Text: Tina L. Stark, Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do (Aspen Pub. Forthcoming 2007).


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


Course History

Spring 2014
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Mulaney, Ellen S. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 24



Spring 2014
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Felchner, Erin
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 24



Fall 2013
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Rosenbaum, Judith A. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 15



Fall 2013
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Felchner, Erin
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 24



Summer 2013
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Felchner, Erin
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 14



Spring 2013
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Mulaney, Ellen S. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 0



Spring 2013
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Felchner, Erin
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 0



Fall 2012
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Rosenbaum, Judith A. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 15



Fall 2012
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Felchner, Erin
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 15



Summer 2012
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Rosenbaum, Judith A. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 23     Actual: 15



Spring 2012
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Payne, Sue A.
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 0



Spring 2012
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Payne, Sue A.
Section: 2     Type: Seminar     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 0



Fall 2011
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Payne, Sue A.
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 15



Summer 2011
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Payne, Sue A.
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 9



Spring 2011
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Payne, Sue A.
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 15



Spring 2011
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Thornton, John (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 2     Type: Seminar     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 14



Fall 2010
Title: Basics of Contract Drafting
Faculty: Payne, Sue A.
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 15