About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Transactional Due Diligence (LLM Only) (Spring 2019)
- Course Number: LAW-835
- Class Number: 04029
- Instructor: Ross Kay
The due diligence process is essential to all transactions. Without it, parties to a transaction will be unable to make informed decisions about their involvement in such transaction, including with respect to financial matters, key non-economic factors, risk allocation and post-transaction planning. Understanding the due diligence process is fundamental to a junior attorney’s professional growth – a thorough comprehension of the process is a necessary foundational building block of a successful transactional legal practice. The learning curve is quite steep. Junior attorneys are expected to analyze potentially overwhelming amounts of complex contractual provisions and carefully weigh other material considerations. Such analysis may involve interpreting legal or other technical terminology that most have never encountered. This course aims to provide an overview of the legal due diligence process and a framework to navigate the essential diligence responsibilities that a junior attorney will encounter in corporate practice.
- Unit Value: 1
- Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
- Schedule: T 6:00p-7:50p
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
- Participation: Required
- Class Recordings: Never
- Access To Recordings: Not Available
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