Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions

Details

Course Code:
LAW 7815
Units:
3
Grading:
Law Mandatory P/R/F

Description

(Formerly Law 664) This course offers comprehensive preparation for practice of the transactional lawyer. Students will learn the foundational tools necessary to write clear, effective, plain language business contracts and analyze other transactional writings used to manage and document complex business transactions. The course provides interactive lectures and a wide range of realistic drafting and research exercises, completed both inside and outside of class, both individually and collaboratively. These exercises help students improve their research, analysis, drafting, and editing skills and develop sensitivity to the expectations of attorneys and clients with whom they will be working. Students will learn the research and analytical tools necessary to interpret provisions in a variety of business agreements. Issues related to ethics in a transactional practice will also be addressed. The course should appeal especially to students interested in working for a law firm and practicing transactional law (be it corporate, venture, debt, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment, real estate, etc.). It will also appeal to those interested in business litigation, or those curious about the work of transactional lawyers. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Students on the waitlist for the course will be admitted if spots are available on the basis of priority and Degree of Study. Early drop deadline: Students may not drop this course after first week of class. Corporations (Law 242) is a prerequisite for all but LLM (CGP) students. Due to an overlap in content, students may not take both Advanced Legal Writing: The Art of the Deal and Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions. Elements used in grading: Class participation, attendance, written assignments, and final paper. Please consult the syllabus for paper and assignment deadlines.

Current Offerings

2017-2018 Autumn

Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions LAW 7815 Section 01 Class #1070

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 16

Notes: PS -Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. PW-Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree. EL -Experiential Learning Requirement for Law Deg.

  • Mon Wed
  • Room: Law272

Future Offerings

2017-2018 Winter

Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions LAW 7815 Section 01 Class #1051

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 16

Notes: PS -Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. PW-Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree. EL -Experiential Learning Requirement for Law Deg.

  • Mon Wed

Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions LAW 7815 Section 02 Class #1052

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 16

Notes: PS -Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. PW-Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree. EL -Experiential Learning Requirement for Law Deg.

  • Mon Wed

2017-2018 Spring

Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions LAW 7815 Section 01 Class #1052

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 16

Notes: PS -Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. PW-Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree. EL -Experiential Learning Requirement for Law Deg.

  • Fri

Past Offerings

2016-2017 Spring

Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions LAW 7815 Section 01 Class #31925

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 14

Notes: PS -Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. PW-Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree. EL -Experiential Learning Requirement for Law Deg.

Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions LAW 7815 Section 02 Class #32040

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 14

Notes: PS -Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. PW-Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree. EL -Experiential Learning Requirement for Law Deg.

Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions LAW 7815 Section 03 Class #32053

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 14

Notes: PS -Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. PW-Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree. EL -Experiential Learning Requirement for Law Deg.

2016-2017 Winter

Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions LAW 7815 Section 01 Class #31154

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 14

Notes: PS -Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. PW-Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree.

Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions LAW 7815 Section 02 Class #31301

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 14

Notes: PS -Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. PW-Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree.

2016-2017 Autumn

Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions LAW 7815 Section 01 Class #29145

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 14

Notes: PS -Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. PW-Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree.

Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions LAW 7815 Section 02 Class #29266

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 14

Notes: PS -Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. PW-Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree.

2015-2016 Spring

Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions LAW 664 Section 01 Class #1046

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 14

Notes: PS -Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. PW-Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree.

Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions LAW 664 Section 02 Class #58609

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 16

Notes: PS -Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. PW-Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree.

2015-2016 Winter

Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions LAW 664 Section 01 Class #1046

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 14

Notes: PS -Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. PW-Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree.

2015-2016 Autumn

Advanced Legal Writing: Business Transactions LAW 664 Section 01 Class #1061

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 14

Notes: PS -Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. PW-Professional Writing Requirement for Law Degree.

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