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 writings used to manage complex business transactions. Through a wide range of realistic drafting problems and interactive lectures, students will (i) develop sensitivity to the expectations of their clients and other attorneys, (ii) sharpen their analytical skills in the context of contracts, and (iii) learn specialized research tools related to contract provisions. 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. 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. Elements used in grading: Class participation, attendance, written assignments, and final paper.