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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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction
TuTh 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
From June 15, 2021
To June 24, 2021
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.
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A reader will be used in this class.
Required Books are in blue
- THE TECH CONTRACTS HANDBOOK: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople
Edition: 3d. 2021
e-Book Available: Yes
e-Book procurement note: https://www.americanbar.org/products/inv/book/411452706/; https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B094X7VNLK/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0. Paperback is not yet available on Amazon. Both sites offer ebook.
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
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