S. Deals Workshop: Acquisition & Corporate Finance

Course Information

Course Number
L9253
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Areas of Study
Corporate Law and Transactions, Commercial Law and Transactions, Clinics, Externships, and Experiential Learning, Legal Profession and Professional Responsibility
Type
Simulation
Additional Attributes
Experiential Credit

Section 004 Information

Instructors

Section Description

No exam; students will be required to turn in periodic short written assignments.
Minor writing credit.
Grades will be determined based on evaluation of class participation and written assignments.

Finance is a significant part of most business transactions. The Workshop will use Acquisition and Corporate Finance to give students the analytical, writing and negotiation skills they need to be successful transactional lawyers in a variety of settings by bridging the gap between academic theory and transactional practice. The course is designed both for students who expect to be practicing in a law firm transactional setting as well as students who expect to be advising clients in a range of other settings, including in-house counsel settings. The course will introduce students to basic deal-making techniques in Acquisition and Corporate Finance, including structuring and negotiating terms of a transaction, drafting and analyzing documents, reviewing and advising on various types of transactions in which Finance plays a significant part, dealing with clients, working with other parties to a transaction, and exploring the ethics underlying transactional practice. The course will help students understand and explore the interplay of law, business, strategy, real-world issues, ethics and common sense involved in deal making. We will explore the lawyer's role in structuring and implementing deals to create value, managing business and other risks, counseling clients and promoting parties' interests in a complex legal and regulatory environment involving laws and customs in the United States and abroad. Using case studies, exercises and simulations, including drafting term sheets and portions of transaction documents, negotiating deal terms, writing emails and formal and informal memoranda for clients, and analyzing contract language, the course will seek to improve each student's ability to identify and resolve recurring problems in deal structuring and negotiations and to develop the legal and non-legal skills necessary to become an effective transactional lawyer both in the United States and abroad.

School Year & Semester
Fall 2021
Location
WJWH 417
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Thursday
4:20 - 6:10 pm
Points
2
Method of Evaluation
Other
J.D Writing Credit?
Minor (automatic)

Learning Outcomes

Primary
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in various lawyering skills, for example, legal writing and drafting, problem analysis and solving, negotiation, and client relationship building and communication
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in transactional design and value creation
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in ethical and professional issues

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
No specific prerequisites.
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
Corporations
Other Limitations
None

Other Sections of S. Deals Workshop: Acquisition & Corporate Finance

Section 003

School Year & Semester

Fall 2021

Instructors

Location

JGH 502

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Wednesday

Points

2

Section 002

School Year & Semester

Spring 2022

Instructors

Location

JGH 546

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Wednesday

Points

2

Section 002

School Year & Semester

Fall 2021

Instructors

Location

JGH 807

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Tuesday

Points

2

Section 001

School Year & Semester

Spring 2022

Instructors

Location

WJWH 103

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Tuesday

Points

2

Section 003

School Year & Semester

Spring 2022

Instructors

Location

WCW 1001

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Thursday

Points

2

Section 004

School Year & Semester

Spring 2022

Instructors

Location

JGH 546

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Thursday

Points

2
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