Global Contracting: A Case Study (SC)

Section 1, Fall 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 3/20
Credits: 1
Days* Date Time Room
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • R
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • R
  • 10/17/2022
  • 10/18/2022
  • 10/19/2022
  • 10/20/2022
  • 10/24/2022
  • 10/25/2022
  • 10/26/2022
  • 10/27/2022
  • 1800-1930
  • 1800-1930
  • 1800-1930
  • 1800-1930
  • 1800-1930
  • 1800-1930
  • 1800-1930
  • 1800-1930
  • WB103
  • WB103
  • WB103
  • WB103
  • WB103
  • WB103
  • WB103
  • WB103
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

With a 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 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 consider these issues from a comparative perspective and consider the impact of different business and legal cultures on such transactions.

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
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 a Non-Disclosure Agreement and Letter of Intent (essentially a summary of the principal business terms of a transaction), following which students will work individually or in teams to mark up and negotiate sections of agreements to reflect these terms on behalf of the client they are assigned to represent. 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. Students’ performance will be evaluated on the basis of the foregoing; there will be no final exam.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Contracts (6002)) AND (Torts (6007)) The following courses are recommended, but not required: Civil Procedure, Federal and/or International Income Tax, Secured Transactions (or, for LLMs, equivalent in a foreign law school). 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)) These may be previously taken or concurrent only for JD students.
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
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.

Schedule No.
122820939
Law No.
LAW7667
Modified Type
Simulation
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, October 19, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Saturday, October 29, 11:59 PM
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