Legal Writing for the Transactional Lawyer

Course Catalog Number:
5142
Course Credits:
2
Course Type:
Lecture
Course Priority:
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Graduation Requirements:
"W" Writing
Experiential Learning
Full Year Course:
No

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the craft of drafting transactional agreements. This course is meant to fill a void that currently exists between formal law school education and actual work as a practicing attorney. Oftentimes, the first experience that young transactional lawyers have with drafting agreements follows a familiar pattern – the young lawyer is given a form as a starting point, then asked to make changes to the form to "draft" the needed document. The young lawyer may successfully edit the party names and dates, but usually has little understanding of the rest of the agreement or even the basic business terms that the agreement must memorialize. Unfortunately, the realities of modern law practice may preclude inexperienced drafters from taking the time to properly hone their craft. This course will prepare students for entering a transactional practice by allowing students to practice drafting and editing agreements, examine strategies for avoiding ambiguities by crafting precise language, and work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.

Course Offerings 2020-2021

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Fall Term 2020-2021 29166

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Course Offerings 2019-2020

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Fall Term 2019-2020 31707

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Course Offerings 2018-2019

Term Class #
Spring Term 2018-2019 26563

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