Legal Drafting: Corporate (LAW-849A-001)
Assessment:Take-home exam. In-class project(s). Class participation.
Law 849A-001 Legal Drafting-Corporate, J. Michael Cavanaugh: The course will cover structuring and drafting of corporate governance documents and transaction contracts for commercial enterprises and government institutions, including major industry sectors such as manufacturing, technology, commodities supply, energy, telecommunications, transport and logistics, and hospitality/tourism. We will focus on composing legal documents that efficiently accomplish clients' objectives, provide clarity for the parties and subsequent users, manage risks,avoid disputes and provide guidance for regulators, courts and arbitrators. Instruction will include short but challenging hands-on drafting and editing assignments and in-class exercises to illustrate good drafting techniques and lawyers' use of use of available resources. Grading will be based on regular brief drafting and revision assignments, class participation and an open-book take-home final exam (subject to administrative approvals). Our text will be Charles M. Fox, "Working with Contracts - What Law School Doesn't Teach You".
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