University of Pittsburgh

Commercial Transactions in Goods

Lessons in Doctrine and Drafting
Lessons in Doctrine and Drafting
Term: Spring Term 2012-13 (2134)
Catalog Number: 5304
Class Number: 14542
Room: LAW 107.
Class Schedule:
  • W, TH, F 9:00 am -10:15 am
  • Instructor: Haider Ala Hamoudi
    Type: Lecture
    Credits: 3.0 Credits
    Additional Requirements: Professional Skills.
    Priority: General Enrollment Course

    Course Description from Course Catalog 5304

    Additional Info

    Professor Hamoudi’s course will also include substantial amounts of training in the technical art of drafting contracts, with a particular but by no means exclusive focus on contracts relating to the sales of goods. Several classes will be dedicated to the subject of contract drafting, with extensive exercises to be conducted in connection therewith. A substantial part of the grade will be the submission of a full sales of goods contract based on facts to be provided on the first day of class.

    Professor Hamoudi’s class will also cover, to a much lesser extent, the different ways in which foreign legal regimes address the material within the scope of Article of the UCC. The Convention for the International Sale of Goods will NOT be a focus of Professor Hamoudi’s course.

    Please note that this class will operate on an accelerated schedule. It will meet three times a week (plus one additional regularly scheduled class session at some point during the first nine weeks of the semester) from the start of the semester (excluding any makeup classes that might be necessary), and it will finish just before the start of spring break. The drafting exercise that constitutes 35% of your grade will be due on Monday, April 8, and your final in class examination will be administered during finals week as per the Registrar's schedule.


    35% of the final grade will be determined by the submission of a Sale of Goods Contract during the last few weeks of the semester.

    65% of the final grade will be determined by a final in class examination.

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