Contract Drafting in English

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Overview

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.

Format

The seminar will be delivered through 5 live online sessions via videoconferencing platform. Each session will last approximately 3.5 hours and will start at a time to be announced closer to the seminar, but the starting time will be within a time window of 7:00 am – 8:30 am Washington DC time (Eastern Standard Time). We expect the classes to be highly interactive and will include presentations, case studies and exercises.

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 an Associate Professor of Business Law at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, as well as the Executive Director of Temple’s Center for International Business Education and Research. Dr. Fandl has been Course Advisor to the International Law Institute’s Legal English program since 2009. He is the author of the course text, Narrowing the Gap: Legal English for the New Global Legal Practitioner, in addition to five other books and more than 50 journal articles. 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 previously served as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Fee information

Tuition for this seminar is $2245.

This tuition covers live instruction (five days, with 3.5 hours a day, delivered live online) and materials (presentations, and in some cases background documents, shared digitally). There are no additional costs associated with this seminar.

How to register

Register at - http://ili.org/training/application.html