- Class number: 2059
- Term: Summer 2013
This course introduces students to the principles, processes and techniques for drafting contracts. Among the topics covered will be: the structure of a contract, representations, covenants, conditions, allocation of risk, incentives, remedies and enforceability. Students will develop skills in reading and interpreting contracts and will thereby better understand the function of provisions. Various agreements will be studied such as purchase and sale agreements, employment contracts, leases, and confidentiality agreements. We will also explore negotiation and practical impacts on drafting contracts, as well as ethical issues that arise during the negotiating and drafting process. The goals of this course are: (1) to teach students how to draft clear and effective contracts; and (2) to introduce students to common substantive contract provisions and structure. This will be an entirely online class and there will be no scheduled class meetings aside from an introductory session at the beginning of the term. Instead of a final exam, students will complete written assignments (drafting or revising contracts) and, through the use of TWEN's discussion forum, engage in discussion, peer review and negotiation of contract terms.
- Location: Online
- Catalog number-Section number: 7573-01
- Course Type: Lecture
- Prerequisites: None
- Credits (min/max): 3/3
Enrollment will be determined based upon requests received March 8, 2013. This course is NOT open to 1LE students.
TO STUDENTS WHO MAY SIT FOR THE NEW YORK BAR EXAM: there are limitations set by the New York Board of Law Examiners on credits taken in an asynchronous course and distance learning format. Students should review eligibility requirements as posted.
- Enrollment status: Closed
- Current enrollment/capacity: 14/14
- Reserve population/capacity: 0/0
- Waitlist enrollment/capacity: 24/50
- Grade basis: Graded
- Satisifies Writing Requirement: No
- Exam type: NO EXAM