Contract Drafting

This course explores the basics of contract drafting by having students act as lawyers and clients in a hypothetical transaction. Students will research governing law on sales of goods and financing through secured transactions, then negotiate and draft the documents in the transaction. Instead of a final paper, students will draft and edit different types of contract documents such as an Asset Purchase Agreement, a Service Agreement, a Promissory Note, a Security Agreement, and a Financing Statement. Students will learn how to structure and format a contract, write to maximize clarity, and manage conflict as the transaction proceeds.

Students who have taken Prof. Ertman’s one credit course Commercial Law/Secured Transactions: Drafting may not take this course.

P: Commercial Law: Secured Transactions

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course