601:565. CONTRACT NEGOTIATION AND DRAFTING (2) S/WI*
New Attorneys are often “thrown into the fire” and given the assignment to negotiate and draft transactional and contract documents that accurately reflect the terms of a client’s business objective. This involves understanding the parties’ agreement, identifying potential risks for clients, developing creative solutions, analyzing proposed contractual terms, communicating with clients and the opposing counsel, and memorializing the final agreement into a contract. In this course, students develop practical skills they can use in analyzing, negotiating, and drafting clear contracts that commit the parties’ agreement to paper. Students will learn common contractual terms and risk factors as well as the art of effective communication and contract drafting so that their clients’ transactions can be completed.