S. Deals Workshop

Course Information

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

Section 003 Information

Instructors

Section Description

The Workshop will consider a variety of transactions, with particular emphasis on financial arrangements; accordingly, a general familiarity with finance through corporate/securities law courses or otherwise should prove helpful.

Grades will be determined principally by evaluation of weekly assignments.

Minor writing credit for J.D. requirements.

The Workshop explores the lawyer's role in structuring and implementing business deals to create value, manage risks and promote client interests in a complex business, legal and regulatory environment. Using negotiation and drafting exercises and selected readings, the Workshop will seek to improve each participant's ability to identify and resolve recurring problems in deal structuring and negotiations and develop legal and non-legal skills necessary to become an effective transactional lawyer.

Representative assignments: compare investment proposals for a startup; consider alternatives in a financially distressed situation; write emails and short memoranda for clients; draft and revise a sale of goods contract; and analyze a loan agreement. Students will generally be required to turn in short written assignments for each week's class.

School Year & Semester
Fall 2021
Location
JGH 502
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Wednesday
9:00 - 10:50 am
Points
2
Method of Evaluation
Paper
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 transactional design and value creation
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in various lawyering skills, for example, oral advocacy, legal writing and drafting, legal research, negotiation, and client communication

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
None

Other Sections of S. Deals Workshop

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 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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