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Contract Drafting

NOTE: This course has three different course descriptions. Make sure you read the correct one for the section in which you wish to register.

Contract Drafting - Professor Steve Johansen

  • Course Number: LAW-321
  • Course Type: Highly Specialized and Experiential
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: 16
  • Description: This course will focus on skills employed in evaluating and drafting contract documents. Students will examine specific types of clauses, and learn their purposes as well as their advantages and disadvantages. Students will review and draft a variety of contracts, addressing issues regarding compliance with law, risk allocation, protection of client’s interests, logical organization, presentation, and clarity of language. The emphasis in this course is on the substantive aspects of contract drafting, although writing skills are necessarily a part of good drafting and will also be included. Written assignments will include revising proposed agreements as well as drafting agreements from scratch.
  • Prerequisite:  Business Associations I is strongly recommended but not required
  • Evaluation Method: Written assignments
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: yes

Contract Drafting - Professor Greg Levinson

  • Course Number: LAW-321
  • Course Type: Highly Specialized and Experiential
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: 16
  • Description: This course will focus on skills employed in evaluating and drafting contract documents. Students will examine specific types of clauses, and learn their purposes as well as their advantages and disadvantages. Students will review and draft a variety of contracts, addressing issues regarding compliance with law, risk allocation, protection of client’s interests, logical organization, presentation, and clarity of language. The emphasis in this course is on the substantive aspects of contract drafting, although writing skills are necessarily a part of good drafting and will also be included. Written assignments will include revising proposed agreements as well as drafting agreements from scratch.
  • Prerequisite:  Business Associations I is strongly recommended but not required
  • Evaluation Method: Written assignments
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: yes

Contract Drafting - Professor Lynn Stafford

  • Course Number: LAW-321
  • Course Type: Highly Specialized and Experiential
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: 18
  • Description: This course will focus on skills employed in evaluating and drafting contract documents. Students will examine specific types of clauses, and learn their purposes as well as their advantages and disadvantages. Students will review and draft a variety of contracts, addressing issues regarding compliance with law, risk allocation, protection of client’s interests, logical organization, presentation, and clarity of language. The emphasis in this course is on the substantive aspects of contract drafting, although writing skills are necessarily a part of good drafting and will also be included. Written assignments will include revising proposed agreements as well as drafting agreements from scratch.
  • Prerequisite:  Business Associations I is strongly recommended but not required
  • Evaluation Method: Weekly written assignments
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: yes