Summer 2019 Course Schedule

Legal Drafting: Corporate (LAW-849C-001)
Dionne Savage

Meets: 06:00 PM - 08:45 PM (Th) - Yuma - Room Y400

Enrolled: 9 / Limit: 22

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Law 849C-001 Legal Drafting-Corporate, Dionne Savage: The course will explore the process of effectively drafting contracts in the practice of corporate law. This course is designed to cover structuring and drafting of corporate formation and governance documents and transaction contracts for business and real estate development clients. We will focus on composing legal documents that efficiently accomplish clients' objectives, provide clarity for the parties and manage risks. Instruction will include hands-on drafting and in-class exercises. We will work with a fictitious client and work through an entire transaction from term sheet to closing. The course is designed to develop your skills in writing, editing and analysis such that, upon finishing the course, you will understand: • the business purpose of each of the contract concepts; • how to translate a business deal into contract concepts; • how to draft each of a contract’s parts; • how to draft with clarity and without ambiguity; • how to work through the drafting process and • how to review and comment on a contract.

Textbooks and Other Materials

The textbook information on this page was provided by the instructor. Students should use this information when considering purchases from the AU Campus Store or other vendors. Students may check to determine if books are currently available for purchase online.

Tina L. Stark, Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do (2007) – Light blue cover. Can be ordered from Amazon and the price ranges from $7.00 - $15.00 - ISBN-13 978-0735563391

First Class Readings

Students should bring their personal lease agreement or home purchase agreement to the first class to discuss the components of a contract and group discussion.

Chapter 1; Pages 3-7; Chapter 2; Pages 9-10; Chapter 27; Pages 329-343 - (Sent via email or posted on MyWCL)

*Students are not responsible to have read the assigned reading for the first class. Instructor will highlight key points and review during the week of June 6th


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