Contract Drafting in English

from International Law Institute
Registration deadline: 21 Oct 2019 Training date: 21 Oct 2019 to 25 Oct 2019 More Information


This seminar focuses on the practical skills necessary for drafting contracts in English. Participants will sharpen their skills in working with legal English, and specifically drafting contracts in legal English. The emphasis is on learning by doing, and the seminar will offer the opportunity to draft and receive feedback from experts. Participants will engage in several drafting exercises and a negotiation session.

Course Outline

Overview of the U.S. Contract Law

  • Sources of Law

  • Contract Formation

  • Contract Interpretation

Basic Drafting Topics

  • Definitions

  • Warranties

  • Termination Clauses

  • Remedy Provisions

  • Contingency Clauses

Boilerplate Language and Utilizing Templates

  • Choice of Law/Governing Law

  • Jurisdiction

  • Arbitration

  • Force Majeure

  • Third Party Rights

Course Advisor

Dr. Kevin Fandl is the director of the Global Legal Education Institute and author several books, including Narrowing the Gap: Legal English for the New Global Legal Practitioner and Lost in Translation: Effective Legal Writing for the International Legal Community. He has taught law and policy courses around the world since 2004 and specializes in the areas of international trade, migration, and economic development. Dr. Fandl is a graduate of American University (J.D., M.A.) and George Mason University (Ph.D.) and is currently Professor of Legal Studies and Global Business Strategy at the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

Fee information:
Tuition for this seminar is $1995
How to register:

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