University of Wisconsin–Madison

808 Advanced Legal Writing: Contract Drafting - §001, Fall 2014

Categories: Legal Writing Law Practice Skills

Instructor(s) Turner, Andrew

Students will learn the art and craft of transactional drafting in this highly interactive, practice-focused course. Most attorneys work with contracts at some point in their career, and understanding how contracts are negotiated and drafted is critical for both transactional attorneys and commercial litigators. The course will teach students how to address and resolve challenges in business transactions by drafting precise and clear contractual provisions. Students will learn to recognize and understand common contractual provisions, structure an effective and elegant agreement, detect drafting landmines, and appreciate the functions and nuances of boilerplate language. They will practice negotiating and drafting a variety of contract provisions. Grades will be based on assignments, in-class work, and class participation.

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