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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- + AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- PROGRESSIVE DEGREE CANDIDATES
- UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AND PROGRAMS
- CORPORATE AND CUSTOM EDUCATION
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Contract Drafting, Negotiation and Analysis (LLM Only) (Spring 2019)
- Course Number: LAW-708
- Class Number: 04080
- Instructor: Robert Webster
From the negotiating table to drafting the deal, this course is designed to highlight the lawyer’s role as dealmaker. The course helps students develop greater insight into the lawyer’s role in identifying and understanding the client’s needs and ambitions, and, thereafter, pursuing the appropriate negotiating strategy to achieve those goals, ultimately structuring an agreement that reflects the client’s objectives. The course will also underline the importance of the contemporary lawyer’s need to be intimately in tune with the business world and its trends and developments. Students will follow a classroom project that charts the course of a deal from initial talks to contractual conclusion, practicing their bargaining and drafting skills as they guide the client through the deal-making process.
- Unit Value: 2
- Grading Options: Numerical Only
- Schedule: Monday, 8:00a-9:50a
- Room Number: Room 107: Ackerman Courtroom
- Exam: Take-home final
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
- Participation: Required and Graded
- Class Recordings: Never
- Access To Recordings: Not Available
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