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Drafting Legal Documents

(Law 825)

2 credit hours

The course will provide an overview of basic contract drafting principles and procedures. Specifically, students will examine and discuss proper word choice and punctuation, the role of boilerplate contract provisions, and common contract drafting techniques and pitfalls. The course will provide an overview of standard contract structure and will provide students with an understanding of the purpose behind specific contract provisions. A variety of teaching techniques will be utilized, including lectures, role-play exercises, and reviews of language from actual contracts. Additional topics such as understanding and documenting deal terms and basic negotiation strategies will be discussed.