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Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions

This course offers students practical preparation in the skills needed to be an effective transactional lawyer. Students will learn to draft clear, effective, plain language contracts and to analyze other transactional writing used to manage complex business transactions. The class will appeal to students interested in working in a law firm and practicing transactional law (of any type) and those interested in business litigation who would like to gain an understanding of contract provisions. The course offers a wide range of realistic drafting problems--completed both inside and outside of class. Students will also (i) develop sensitivity to the expectations of the attorneys and clients with whom they will be working, (ii) learn how to research the applicability of contract provisions, and (iii) sharpen their analytical skills in the context of contracts. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Students on the waitlist for the course will be admitted if spots are available on the basis of priority and Degree of Study. Early drop deadline: Students may not drop this course after first week of class. Corporations (Law 242) is a prerequisite for all but LLM (CGP) students. A substantial mark-up of a contract is due on the last day of class. Elements used in grading: Class participation, attendance, written assignments and final paper. Writing (W) credit is for students entering prior to Autumn 2012.

2014-2015 Autumn
09/22/2014 - 11/21/2014 Tue ,Thu 11:10 AM - 12:40 PM at Law272
Notes: Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. Writing Requirement for Law Degree. Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree.
2014-2015 Winter
01/05/2015 - 03/09/2015 Tue ,Thu 8 AM - 9:30 AM at Law272
Notes: Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. Writing Requirement for Law Degree. Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree.
01/05/2015 - 03/09/2015 Tue ,Thu 11:10 AM - 12:40 PM at Law272
Notes: Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. Writing Requirement for Law Degree. Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree.
2014-2015 Spring
03/30/2015 - 05/29/2015 Tue ,Thu 11:10 AM - 12:40 PM
Notes: Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. Writing Requirement for Law Degree. Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree.

Instructors for this course (Past and Present)

Marilyn Marchello Bautista