Course Information

Course Number

519

Credits

2

Area of Study & Practice

  • Legal Writing

JD Graduation Requirements

This course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
  • Professional Skills

Contract Drafting

Contract Drafting is an upper-level course that teaches basic practical skills in contract drafting through written drafting exercises. The exercises will be done both in and outside of class, and extensive peer and instructor editing will be used. While the skills taught will be basic, they will also be translatable to more sophisticated contracts, such as those that Duke Law students can expect to see and draft in practice. The course will be a combination of lecture and in-class drafting and editing exercises, with an emphasis on the exercises. There will be pre-class reading assignments from the text, possibly supplemented with other outside reading. Some drafting exercises will be group projects. Some drafting exercises will be assigned to be done outside oclass for subsequent in-class editing. Grading will be on the basis of these written drafting assignments, the quality of editing others' drafts, and class participation.


Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Sections/Instructors

Erika J.S. Buell
Contract Drafting 519.02
Spring 2014
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