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256.81 sec. 001 - Contracts & Sales for LLMs (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Richard Trachok  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 3

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.

Meeting:

    TuW 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM
    Location: Internet/Online
    From August 18, 2020
    To November 24, 2020

Course Start: August 18, 2020
Course End: November 24, 2020
Class Number: 34126

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 29
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 09/23 05:03 PM


This course explores the common law principles governing the formation of, limits on the ability to enter into, breach and enforcement of, and remedies relating to, contracts. Students will also study the principles embodied in the Uniform Commercial Code, a model for the law shaping sales and other commercial transactions.

This course is designed for LL.M. students (i) for whom taking such a course is a prerequisite to taking a bar exam and (ii) from a country with a civil law tradition wanting exposure to common law contract principles.

Instructor Biography: Rick Trachok is Senior Counsel with McDonald Carano, focusing his practice on international regulatory and gaming law. Mr. Trachok has an extensive background in gaming law, particularly from the international perspective. Clients frequently turn to Mr. Trachok for his knowledge of the complexities of the licensing issues facing European companies, as well as his understanding of the unique aspects of European ownership structures, financing and culture. He has been involved in many acquisitions and joint ventures of European, Russian and Latin American companies on behalf of European clients.

Mr. Trachok currently serves as Chairman of Compliance for the German gaming Group, Gauselmann AG and has been responsible for obtaining gaming licenses for them in approximately 200 jurisdictions throughout the world. He is also Chairman of the Global Compliance and Governance Committee for the world’s largest gaming manufacturer and lottery company, International Game Technology (IGT), a UK PLC traded on the NYSE.

Mr. Trachok has been recognized by his peers and consistently is included in the annual Best Lawyers rankings for Gaming Law, Utility Law and Administrative Law. He served 15 years as an adjunct professor at UNR, teaching construction law in the graduate construction management program (1988-2003). He was also an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law from 2006 to 2013, teaching the Law of International Trade. Mr. Trachok is currently a Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, teaching the Law of International Trade, International Business Transactions and Gaming Law.

Mr. Trachok has served as the Chair of the Nevada Board of Bar Examiners since 2000 and has been a member of the board since 1991. He also is a member of the University of Nevada System Board of Regents, serving as its Vice-chair from 2013-2015 and its Chair from 2015-2017.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Business Law

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  • Basic Contract Law: Concise Edition
    Fuller, Eisenberg, & Gergen
    Edition: 10th 2018
    Publisher: West
    ISBN: 9781683285670
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.westacademic.com/Fuller-Eisenberg-and-Gergens-Basic-Contract-Law-10th-Concise-Edition-9781642427424
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $251.75
    Price Source: user provided

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