S. Deals Workshop: Dealmaking in Mergers and Acquisitions

Course Information

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

Section 002 Information

Instructors

Section Description

This Workshop, which will be taught by two partners from the firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, aims to fill the gap between academic theory and law firm transactional practice by introducing students to basic deal-making techniques - analyzing, drafting and negotiating transactional documents. The Workshop will focus on transactions in the field of mergers and acquisitions, which will include a variety of public company and private deals, including recent examples.

A portion of the classes will be devoted to understanding the theoretical underpinnings of M&A and deal-making generally, but the primary focus of the Workshop will be to give practical exposure to students who are interested in mergers and acquisitions transactional work. Where possible, we will use real deal documents from prior transactions. Students will have an opportunity to participate in strategy sessions, drafting exercises and in-class negotiations (which will be critiqued by the professors). A few short written assignments will also be required.

Other: The class moves at a fast pace and class participation accounts for approximately one-third of the grade, so fluent English is highly recommended. If you don't come to the first class and do the first assignment you may be dropped from the class or waitlist.

School Year & Semester
Fall 2021
Location
JGH 807
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Tuesday
6:20 - 8:10 pm
Points
2
Method of Evaluation
Paper
J.D Writing Credit?
No

Learning Outcomes

Primary
  • To give students a realistic appreciation of what M&A practice involves
  • To teach the fundamentals of M&A deal-making through a focus on key substantive practice areas as well as the principal documents used by practitioners
  • To build drafting and negotiating skills needed in an M&A practice

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
Pre- or Co-Requisite: Corporations
Instructor Co-Requisites
Pre- or Co-Requisite: Corporations
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
Attendance at first class is required to remain registered or on wait list.. 10 students will be assigned by course lottery. Others will be admitted by instructor permission.

Other Sections of S. Deals Workshop: Dealmaking in Mergers and Acquisitions

Section 003

School Year & Semester

Fall 2021

Instructors

Location

JGH 502

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Wednesday

Points

2

Section 004

School Year & Semester

Fall 2021

Instructors

Location

WJWH 417

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Thursday

Points

2

Section 002

School Year & Semester

Spring 2022

Instructors

Location

JGH 546

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Wednesday

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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