Legal Writing, Advanced: Transactional Drafting

Class Unique: 28667
The course offers practical experience in drafting and reviewing contracts and agreements, using a software startup company as a source of examples. We will focus first on understanding a client’s business objectives, and then on how to draft and analyze contracts, in plain English, with those objectives in mind. Examples may include company formation, intellectual property agreements, venture capital financing term sheets and agreements, software licensing and distribution contracts, employment agreements, and transaction documents for the sale of a business.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Friday 10:30 am - 12:20 pm TNH 3.129
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory
Satisfies ABA Professional Skills Requirement


  • Working with Contracts: What Law School Doesn't Teach You - Fox, Charles M.
      PLI Corporate and Securities Library , edition: 2d
      ISBN: ISBN-10: 1402410603   (required)
  • Manual of Style for Contract Drafting - Adams, Kenneth.
      American Bar Association , edition: 3rd
      ISBN: ISBN-10: 1614388032   (optional)
  • Tech Contracts Handbook - Tollen, David
      American Bar Assn , edition: 2d
      ISBN: ISBN-10: 1634251784   (optional)
  • Venture Deals: Be Smarter than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist - Feld, Brad
      Wiley & Sons , edition: 2d
      ISBN: ISBN-10: 1118443616   (optional)


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