Techniques to Teach Substance and Skill in Contract Drafting: In-Office Meetings and Analytical Memos
Washington and Lee University - School of Law; University of St. Thomas, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN - School of Law
Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Vol. 11, 2011
U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-13
Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2011-6
This short article is based on a talk at Emory Law School on Transactional Lawyering. One overall pedagogical aim of a transactional course (or any business contract drafting course) is to link skills training with insistence on in-depth substantive learning about law and business. In this way, skills training – although acknowledged to be practical – also can be recognized as intellectually demanding, a point not always appreciated by proponents of more traditional law teaching. Two techniques for making the connection – in-office meetings and detailed “companion” analytical memos – are described.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: corporate governance, contracts, teaching methods, legal education, transactional lawyering
Date posted: April 23, 2011 ; Last revised: December 17, 2012
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