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256.3 sec. 001 - Understanding and Drafting Business Documents (Spring 2022)

Instructor: Laurel Kilgour  
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


Tu 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 115
From January 11, 2022
To April 22, 2022

Course Start: January 11, 2022
Course End: April 22, 2022
Class Number: 32018

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 16
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 18
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM

This practice-oriented course will introduce students to contract drafting skills using a variety of transactional documents, with a focus on contracts that are commonly encountered in the tech industry, ranging from short nondisclosure agreements to complex Software as a Service (SaaS) agreements and licenses. Working individually and in small groups, students will gain experience translating business objectives into clear, precise, and enforceable contract terms. Assignments and in-class exercises will address adapting form agreements, drafting new documents, conducting due diligence, counseling clients, and negotiating deal terms. The course will focus primarily on general principles, but will also introduce special issues and market practices concerning intellectual property and privacy terms.

Laurel Kilgour is an attorney at Comar Mollé LLP, a boutique law firm that specializes in representing startups and investors. In addition to negotiating corporate transactions, she also advises clients on compliance strategies and is a certified privacy professional (CIPP/E and CIPP/US). Her background also includes intellectual property, trade secret, and complex commercial litigation. She started her career at Goodwin Procter LLP. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and Amherst College.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Contracts is strongly recommended.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Simulation Courses
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Business Law

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  • Transactional Skills: How to Structure and Document a Deal
    John Francis Hilson, Stephen L. Sepinuck
    Edition: 2d ed/2019
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    ISBN: 9781642426083
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Price: $115.00
    Price Source: user provided

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