Courses - Winter Term 2014
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Contract Drafting (7573)
Professor Jessica Rubin

Enrollment Limit: 14 Students
2 Credits
Online Format
No Exam

This course introduces students to the principles, processes and techniques for drafting contracts. Among the topics covered will be: the structure of a contract, representations, covenants, conditions, allocation of risk, incentives, remedies and enforceability. Students will develop skills in reading and interpreting contracts and will thereby better understand the function of provisions. Various agreements will be studied such as purchase and sale agreements, employment contracts, leases, and confidentiality agreements. We will also explore negotiation and practical impacts on drafting contracts, as well as ethical issues that arise during the negotiating and drafting process. The goals of this course are: (1) to teach students how to draft clear and effective contracts; and (2) to introduce students to common substantive contract provisions and structure. This will be an entirely online class and there will be no scheduled class meetings aside from an introductory session at the beginning of the term. Instead of a final exam, students will complete written assignments (drafting or revising contracts) and, through the use of TWEN's discussion forum, engage in discussion, peer review and negotiation of contract terms.

As this course is offered in an online format, it will not count toward the credits required to sit for the New York bar examination.

Topics in Family Law (7573)
Professor Marcia Canavan

Enrollment Limit: 24 Students
2 Credits
01/06/14 - 01/15/14 • M-F 10:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Exam: 01/17/14 • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

This course will address various topics in Family Law as determined by the instructor. Topics will vary. Selected readings will be assigned and discussed. This term's topic: Children and Family.

Spanish for Lawyers I
An Introduction
Professor Susana Bidstrup
Enrollment Limit: 18 Students
1 credit
01/06/14 - 01/15/2014  •  M-F 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Exam: 01/17/14 • 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

This course will provide students with instruction that will aid them in learning a basic legal vocabulary in Spanish, some legal grammatical structures, and proper pronunciation in order to improve their conversational skills so that they can communicate more effectively with Spanish-speaking clients. Class activities will include reading and discussion of simple Spanish legal documents and newspaper coverage of legal issues. Pre-requisite:  At least two years of high school Spanish or equivalent exposure to written and spoken Spanish required.

Textbook Information

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