Commercial Law / Secured Transactions: Drafting

Course Description

This course provides the basics in how to read and draft commercial contracts. Students will work in teams to negotiate and draft the documents in a financed transaction, including a Promissory Note, Security Agreement, Financing Statement, and client memo. Each assignment includes feedback on the basics of contract drafting (drafting concepts and elements, format, and precise, concise drafting) , compliance with legal doctrine, and practical considerations. Student-created portfolios provide a writing sample for employers that seek familiarity with a common business transaction, the contract concepts it implicates, and how to reduce agreed-upon terms to words on the page. Pre-requisites: Commercial Law: Secured Transactions (may be taken concurrently).

Current and Previous Instructors

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions

P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course

Currently Scheduled Sections

CRN: 29240

  • Spring '24
  • 1
  • 309
  • Wed: 10:55-11:50


  • Kevin Tu

  • Waitlisted. (Limit 12).
  • 564Q

  • Developing Professional Skills: Secured Transactions

    ISBN: 978-1-68328-368-3 Print edition (preferred) or online subscription