Spring 2018 Course Schedule

Legal Drafting: Contracts (LAW-849A-001)
Brian Foont

Meets: 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM (We) - Warren - Room N103

Enrolled: 18 / Limit: 22

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Assessment: Writing Assignments; Class Participation


Contracts are a vehicle for how business gets done. They are a key tool in managing risk. They are everywhere. Many (even most) just get stored away never again to see the light of day. They can, however, protect a client’s interests and garner great value. They can ruin a client. This course will introduce students to transactional law practice by working with a series of different types of contracts. The course will emphasize the attorney’s roll in representing and advising clients.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Roger Fisher, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (3rd ed.) (2011).

Additional distributed materials and class handouts.

First Class Readings

1. Getting to Yes – Read Preface to the Third Edition and Chapter 1

2. Read the three sample non-disclosure agreements


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