LAW-2716 Commercial Lending and Finance Practicum

Mr. Mitchel Appelbaum, Ms. Marion Giliberti Barish,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


Graded on an Honors, Pass, Low Pass, Fail basis.Students using this course to fulfill the experiential learning requirement may not also use this same course to meet the legal writing requirement.


This course provides students with a skills-based approach to representing borrowers and institutional lenders, such as banks, in commercial (non-real estate) financing transactions. Using a variety of model documents, the course will cover drafting and negotiation model documents, drafting and negotiation strategies in transactions ranging from simple demand loans to complex loan transactions involving different types of collateral guaranties, financial covenants, and legal opinions. While focusing in particular on lending transactions, the course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the lawyering process in business transactions.


Faculty comments: Course co-taught by Appelbaum and Barish


  Prerequisite: Corporations; Completion or concurrent enrollment in Secured Transactions is useful, but not necessary.

pointer    Enrollment is limited: 20 

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Skills Menu Requirement

pointer    Meets Financial Services Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Experiential Learning Requirement


<<Course Updated: April 06, 2016>>