LAW Transactional Law and Practice

Mr. Todd Krieger,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.

Graded on a Pass, Fail basis.

This course is available to two groups of students:

(1) Those students who are registered, during the Spring semester, in a legal internship placement focusing on transactional practice, and

(2) Those students, not enrolled in such a legal internship placement during the Spring semester, but interested in studying transactional law and practice. (This is a limited enrollment course. Priority is available to those students who will be registered contemporaneously in the previously-described legal internship placement.)

The course explores practical transactional law subjects including contract analysis and drafting; entity formation; intellectual property; client counseling; business planning, and other related topics, and employs engaging and novel ways for students to understand and address client transactions. Guest lecturers, including practitioners from major local law firms, will lend their experienced insight and examples to further enhance the students’ learning experience. Students will focus on learning how to understand transactions and counsel clients based on the context the deal, in addition to drafting a complete contract related to a real transaction. Students will also draft and deliver a brief presentation on a topic relevant to transactional law.

For students registered in a legal internship placement during the Spring semester, this course is a focused section of the two-credit, contemporaneous course requirement. The two credits granted for this course are in addition to and independent of any credits awarded for field placement experience. The class is a specialized section of the internship classroom requirement. Students placed at corporate in-house legal departments, selected local law firms with a transactional practice, and other in-house counsel and IP firms will be eligible for participation in this section. Any student interested in registering in the legal internship placement must see Prof. Bernadette Feeley for approval before registering for the classroom component.

Grades are issued on a Pass/Fail (no credit) basis and a student’s grade will be based on class participation, individual presentations, research and drafting assignments, and other assigned projects, in addition to other requirements for students in the internship program.

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<<Course Updated: March 19, 2015>>