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256.8 sec. 1 - Transactional Drafting Seminar (Fall 2014)

Instructor: Shruti Rana  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: Tu 10:00-11:50
Meeting Location: 145

Course Start: August 26, 2014
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49742


This course examines the fundamentals of drafting contracts and deals documents, and provides an introduction to the legal aspects of business transactions. The materials assigned for this course are designed to help you master interpretive and analytical techniques, learn to draft contractual documents with precision and clarity, and understand the basic elements of a business deal. In addition to learning key concepts and governing law applicable to selected types of transactions, you will negotiate, draft, and edit contractual and transactional documents. This course will provide an introduction to practicing transactional, corporate, and commercial law, as well as provide you with the fundamental skills needed to draft or negotiate contracts in other areas of law.
Professor Shruti Rana focuses on international and comparative business and commercial law, and has extensive practice, advocacy, policy, and scholarly experience in these areas. She is a visiting professor from the University of Maryland Law School and has previously been a visiting professor at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, China. While in private practice, she has worked on a variety of high-profile deals and cases focusing primarily on commercial and corporate issues. She has practiced at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., and Quinn Emanuel LLP and Bingham McCutchen LLP in San Francisco, CA. She also clerked for the Hon. James R. Browning at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Professor Rana also has extensive experience in the policy arena. She has worked for the United Nations, where she focused on treaty monitoring and compliance issues, and has worked on a variety of innovative projects involving corporate social responsibility, microcredit, technology policy, as well as law reform projects in the areas of corporate law and gender equity. She frequently lectures on these topics at universities and other fora around the country and globally.
Professor Rana graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (with University and Departmental Honors), where she was a Regents' Scholar. She then earned an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics (graduating with Distinction). She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an AAUW Selected Professions Fellow.

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Course Category: Business Law
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