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Drafting Contracts and Contract Provisions

3 Credits

This course is a part of:
Certificate Program
Associate's Degree Program
Bachelor's Degree Program

Required Prerequisite:
PLG-102: Contracts

This course deals with the drafting of contractual agreements. The course will teach the students the “building block” components that make up a contract and how each component of the contract is drafted. The students will have a “behind the scenes” look at the conversations and negotiations that take place prior to getting to the drafting stage, and what happens during and after the drafting stage. This course will also teach the students how to draft in simple terms so that the contract is easy to read. The students will learn how to simplify complex sentences, agreements, and statutes into plain English. Some of the most basic grammar principles will also be refreshed in this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of a contractual agreement and what the agreement means
  • Explain and apply the 7 contractual concepts
  • Apply and explain to clients and co-workers the risk allocation involved in entering into a contractual agreement
  • Draft contracts and contract provisions in plain English and convert terms written in "legalese" into plain English
  • Understand the difference between contractual terms of art and apply them to various circumstances in which they should be used
  • Draft standard contractual clauses and insert them into contracts
  • Draft a contractual provision clearly and without ambiguities
  • Explain the organization and chronology of a contract
  • Reviewing a contract that has already been drafted and spot areas that need to be added to, removed, corrected, etc.
  • Avoid or overcome ethical dilemmas in contract drafting