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796.10 - Contracts Drafting
Professor: Scott J. Burnham
Semester: 2009 Autumn
Second Writing Requirement? Yes
Professional Responsibility? No
Special Notes: This class is NOT a seminar.
Goals and Objectives: The purpose of the course is to build on the student’s knowledge of contract law by exemplifying the principles of contract law in a transactional context, to illustrate those principles in a planning context rather than a litigation context, and to develop the skills of a lawyer, particularly skills of analyzing and writing. The ethical dimensions of drafting will also be explored.
- Burnham, The Contract Drafting Guidebook
- Mellinkoff, Legal Writing: Sense and Nonsense
- Optional: Dick, Legal Drafting (on reserve)
- Class attendance, preparation, and presentations (10%)
- Plain Language exercise (25%)
- Zero base drafting exercise (25%)
- Expert System (40%)
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