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. Ertmanís one credit course Commercial Law/Secured Transactions: Drafting may not take this course.P: Commercial Law: Secured Transactions
|554Q (CRN: 26675) Credits: 3|
Spring, 2015 (Day).
3 openings. (Limit 16).