Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Drafting Information Technology Agreements

673IT | 3.0 credits


This hands-on course will train students in how to analyze technology transactions and draft contracts to memorialize those transactions. The course will take a detailed look at all of the important aspect of contract drafting -- why some clauses work and why others don't. Common provisions used in technology agreements will be reviewed in detail, particularly those standard, "boilerplate" terms that many lawyers have a tendency to skip. Actual contracts in use today will be dissected and students will be given ample opportunities to draft clauses, sections of contracts, and eventually entire agreements. A guest speaker will discuss applicable UK and EU laws and their impact on "standard" provisions in contracts drafted for the U.S. market. The grade in this course will be determined through graded drafting exercises. There will be no final exam.