Global Contracting: A Case Study (SC)

Information Introduction

LAW7667
Section 1, Spring 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 9/16
Credits: 1
Days Date Time Room

Wed

0820-0950 WB129

Thu

0820-0950 WB129

Mon

0820-0950 WB129

Tue

0820-0950 WB129

Wed

0820-0950 WB129

Thu

0820-0950 WB129

Mon

0820-0950 WB129

Tue

0820-0950 WB129

Course Description

With a multi-part hypothetical business case as an anchor, this short course will provide an overview of the legal issues which typically arise in cross-border business transactions, as well as the purpose, content and structure of different types of agreements used to document such transactions. We will consider the role of the lawyer in identifying and resolving underlying commercial issues, and the allocation of responsibility for decision-making between business leaders and lawyers. The objective of the course is to introduce students both to the principal elements of cross-border business transactions (and how they may differ from the elements of a purely domestic transaction) as well as to the practical skills they will need to become successful international transactional lawyers, whether in a law firm or a corporate legal department. We will also look at these issues from a comparative perspective and consider the impact of different business and legal cultures on such transactions.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

Over the course of two weeks, on the basis of the foregoing hypothetical business case, we will work together to review and revise various forms of agreement used in cross-border transactions. Students will be assigned to represent one of two or more parties to the transaction and asked to mark up the documents on behalf of their client. A mock negotiation of the documents will follow, with students assigned to teams representing each client. Following the conclusion of the short course, students will be asked to prepare a short memorandum addressed to the CEO of their client identifying the key legal issues for her consideration, and proposing possible compromise positions for resolution of these issues. They will also be asked to mark up one or more sections of agreements reflecting the terms of the proposed business transaction. Students’ performance will be evaluated on the basis of the foregoing; there will be no final exam

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: (Contracts (6002)) AND (Torts (6007)) Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. When announced by SRO, LLM students may request waiver of JD prerequisite as well as any other prerequisite based on completion of equivalent coursework. Concurrencies: (Corporations (6103) OR Corporations (Law & Business) (6109))

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: Yes

Course Resources: To be announced

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124218649

Modified Type: Simulation

Cross Listed: No

Waitlist Count: 0

Concentrations: Business Organization and Finance

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