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276.41S sec. 001 - Advanced IT Contracts: Drafting and Negotiating (Summer 2021)

Instructor: David Tollen  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


TuTh 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
From June 15, 2021
To June 24, 2021

Summer Quarter: 2
Class Number: Click to show Class Number

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 35
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 44
As of: 09/01 10:35 AM

Students learn to write and negotiate cloud services contracts, software licenses, and other technology contracts. The goal is to prepare you to practice as a transactional attorney in the IT industry.

The primary content is a clause-by-clause review of the key terms in the bread-and-butter contracts of the IT industry. But the course will also include content that is not clause-specific, including a review of the IT industry and its particular legal concerns and an exploration of open source software.

Finally, the course will involve brief take-home work -- particularly preparation of contract clauses, based on hypotheticals -- as well as in-class moot negotiations and other peer-to-peer interaction.

This is not a course on IP licensing. That topic, however, will play an important role.

The course content does not include basic training on how to write a contract, but some of that knowledge is necessary or at least very helpful. Students will do best if they have worked on contracts in a legal clinic, taken a workshop involving contract drafting and/or negotiation (not just a first year Contracts class), done contract-drafting as a paralegal or contract manager, or practiced law in a transactional setting.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Business Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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Required Books are in blue

  • THE TECH CONTRACTS HANDBOOK: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople
    David Tollen
    Edition: 3d. 2021
    Publisher: ABA
    ISBN: 9781641058537
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:; Paperback is not yet available on Amazon. Both sites offer ebook.
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $42.95
    Price Source: user provided

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