Fall 2019 Course Schedule

Legal Drafting: Intl Contracts (LAW-849D-001)
Michael Cavanaugh

Meets: 04:00 PM - 05:50 PM (Tu) - Warren - Room N103

Enrolled: 16 / Limit: 22

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The course will cover structuring and drafting of international sales and service transaction contracts for commercial enterprises and government institutions, including examples from major industry sectors such as manufacturing, technology, commodities supply, energy, telecommunications, transport and logistics, media/entertainment and hospitality/tourism. We will focus on composing legal documents that efficiently accomplish clients' objectives, provide clarity for the parties and subsequent users, manage and mitigate 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.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Charles M. Fox, Working with Contracts - What Law School Doesn't Teach You, © 2008, Practicing Law Institute, ISBN 978-1-4024-1060-4.

You may buy used or e-book copies of the texts if available.

First Class Readings

Fox: Ch. 1 - Introduction


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