SMNR: Advanced Contracts: Issues in Consumer Contracts

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
FRI 1:05 - 2:55 pm TNH 3.114

Evaluation Method

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Standard-form agreements purporting to bind consumers and employees are the most common form of contracts that exist in the United States. These contracts often contain provisions like arbitration clauses, exculpatory clauses, non-compete agreements, non-disparagement agreements, liquidated damages clauses, privacy waivers, and more. Each of these contract terms has generated term-specific case law and regulation. Students will learn about these clauses and the applicable law governing their enforceability, while critically evaluating both. The course requires each student to participate in an end-of-term “writer’s workshop,” which in turn requires students to present their ideas to the class. The workshop aims to provide constructive feedback to students on their work product before they submit their final papers.

Important Class Changes

Date Updated
05/13/2024 Meeting times changed