Transactional Drafting (Hughes)
W 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Silverman Hall 280
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.
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.