Transactional Law: Drafting, Communication and Negotiation

Section 1, Fall 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 16/16
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • T
  • 1800-2000
  • WB121
08/30/2022 12/06/2022
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This class will be targeted primarily to 3Ls to provide an experiential learning class to better prepare them for the practicalities they will face in their jobs immediately after graduation.  It will begin with a small number of sessions dedicated to going over the nuts and bolts of contract provisions that they can expect to see as they enter practice in the hope that they will require less hands-on training at their law firms and corporate jobs. Beyond the basics, however, the main  portions  of  the  class  will consist  of  review  and  markup  of  specific  transactional  documents accumulated from real life transactions, and then practice negotiations of small groups within the class, with feedback on substance and style. Finally, we will have 5-7 guest speakers/invitees for the class (some legal practitioners,  some  C-level  execs)  who  will  share  their  experience  working  through  transactions  and/or communicating with and consuming the legal function.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Grading will be primarily based on written markup assignments due directly to the instructors (not via EXPO), and class participation.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Contracts recommended. Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, November 30, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 09, 11:59 PM