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Transactional Drafting (Hughes)
Fall 2019   LAW 915-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
W 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Gittis Hall 2

Faculty
Jon Hughes

Lecturer in Law

jhughes@mmwr.com
Additional Information
Experiential Course

Yes

Skills Training
Drafting Legal Documents

Grading
100% Other (TRANSACTIONAL DRAFTING GRADING POLICY ATTENDANCE / CLASS PARTICIPATION - 15 POINTS PROFESSIONALISM - 15 POINTS DRAFTING ASSIGNMENTS - 70 POINTS TOTAL: 100 POINTS )

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Category
Seminar

Credits
3.0

The emphasis of the class will to be to introduce students to concepts and documents regularly associated with transactional drafting - with the intended goal of giving students a head-start when they start their career as an associate. In addition, the class will expose students to different types of transactions and we will discuss the fundamental differences between different types of contracts, including asset/stock purchase agreements. The class will also focus on certain provisions common to all contracts and the varying significance of these provisions depending upon the type of transaction and the client. The class will be discussion (not lecture) based, with weekly drafting assignments that are likely to mirror your transactional drafting assignments as an associate. Class time will be divided between discussing the previous week's assignment and setting-up the new assignment. In some instances form documents will be provided as a starting point. Students should have a basic understanding of US contract law and corporate law.

Course Concentrations

Business and Corporate Law
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of business and corporate law; Perform legal analysis in the context of business and corporate law; Communicate effectively on topics related to business and corporate law; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between the world of business and finance and that of business and corporate law, and how they affect other areas of law and society.