Complex Commercial Contract Negotiations
Section 1, Spring 23
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The first half of the semester will consist of a survey of major considerations in commercial contract negotiations, and the rest of the semester will proceed with hands-on contract markups and mock negotiations, with the class broken up into groups to work through each assignment.
Final Type (if any): None
Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will write a final memorandum on a negotiated contract, analyzing risks and providing advice for a client’s board of directors. The memo will be due via EXPO by noon on the last day of the exam period.
Negotiation participation and real-time drafting and revision of commercial contract provisions.
Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Contracts (6002)) Corporations is recommended, but not required. Also, 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.
*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.
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Business Organization and Finance, Commercial Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM