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Contract Drafting, Negotiation and Analysis (LLM Only) (Fall 2019)
- Course Number: LAW-708
- Class Number: 04025
- Instructor: Milene Apanian
This introductory contract course will provide students with practical skills and tools necessary for drafting contracts. During the class discussions and with various assignments, students will learn to negotiate, review, analyze, draft and revise contracts and different contractual provisions. Students will explore issues lawyers face in negotiating and drafting contracts, and will learn to identify the client’s needs and goals, and identify ways to allocate risk and responsibilities between various contracting parties and help clients use contracts to avoid future disputes. Contract topics such as general contract law, formation, enforceability, terms, performance, excuse for nonperformance and remedies for contract breach will be discussed. During the semester, students will learn the fundamental components of contracts and become familiar with basic contract structure, common provisions, and boilerplate language. Students will participate in mock negotiation exercises and will draft various contract previsions. The course will include in-class and out-of-class assignments, including group assignments, designed to help students learn and practice contract and negotiation concepts.
Since this is a hands on class, class attendance and participation will be important to the student’s success and will be taken into account in the student’s grade.
Prof. Apanian’s law practice focusses on construction contract and construction disputes, and the course will incorporate contract and topics common to the construction industry.
Location of course is VKC 200
- Unit Value: 2
- Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
- Schedule: T 5:00 pm - 6:50 pm
- Exam: None
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: No
- Participation: Class attendance and participation are required and included in the grade
- Enrollment Limitation: 20
- Class Recordings: Never
- Access To Recordings: Not Available
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