Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, WED 9:05 - 10:20 am JON 5.206

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final exam (administered by Exam4 in Closed mode) May 3, 2024 8:30 am A-Z in 3.125
Midterm exam (administered by Exam4) March 25, 2024


This course focuses on real contracts with real risks.  During the course will study a guaranty, a promissory note and a deed of trust.  These agreements are commonly used for financing.  A prominent local law firm has provided materials for our use in class.  We will also study a merger agreement, an asset acquisition agreement and a joint venture agreement.  The merger, joint venture and asset acquisition agreement were prepared by committees of the American Bar Association.  We will also study a confidentiality agreement, non-compete agreement, a waiver of liability and several other commonly used agreements.  Finally, we will study an intellectual property license.  Many of these documents are lengthy.  We will study them in detail, particularly the liabilities in each agreement. 

This course does not focus on commercial matters, such as profit/loss.  

Prerequisite: First year torts and first year contracts.  

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

No materials required


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
03/29/2024 Exam information updated