Transactional Practice - 2234

Transactional Practice
Class Term:
Spring Term 2022-2023
Catalog Number:


2 (0 Contact, 0 Field)
Graduation Requirements:
Experiential Learning
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Full Year Course:
Standard Courses


This course will offer an experiential learning opportunity in that all students will observe and perform many "lawyering" tasks normally entrusted to legal counsel who work on complex corporate and financing transactions. These tasks often require execution of instructions from a client or senior lawyer. Some require bilateral bargaining and judicious compromise. Some require collaboration or teamwork. The course will be cast primarily in the setting of a proposed acquisition of a "target company", as a going concern, by a so-called "private equity" investment firm. Students will be exposed to, and will engage by simulated participation in, the legal and practical dynamics by which transactions in this milieu are created, including: Negotiation of terms and bargaining over allocation of risks and uncertainties. Disclosure processes and protocols, for fulfillment of one party's appetite for information and the other's protective needs. Choice of transaction structure. Preparation of contract documents and drafting techniques. Dealing with "stakeholder" needs.

This course has been flagged as a distance education course. This means this class is one in which students are separated from the faculty member or each other (other than specially accommodated students) for more than one-third of the instruction and the instruction involves the use of technology to support regular and substantive interaction among students and between the students and the faculty member, either synchronously or asynchronously.

This course is held on a specific day, at a specific time, on Zoom or using some other remote technology. The class never meets in person.

Transactional Practice