University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2015

Course Description
This transactional drafting course covers various types of intellectual property agreements involving copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, and related rights. Students will learn to draft, review, and analyze intellectual property agreements. Students will also be introduced to contract negotiation. This course will cover principles of contract law and intellectual property law, the anatomy of an agreement, and the role of the legal practitioner as contract drafter. The course also examines rules of contract interpretation, style and usage, matters of organization, and more substantively, how various contract terms allocate risk and responsibility between parties and create various legal consequences. The students will work on out-of-class assignments and in-class drafting exercises of increasing complexity that involve fact patterns from a range of industries, such as the advertising, entertainment, media, and technology industries.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-12-2015 - 04-22-2015   M  6:00 PM-7:50 PM 3000 Bisc

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite: Contracts, Copyright, and Trademark.
Method of Evaluation: As part of the course, students will be assigned contract exercises which will require them to draft specific contract provisions typically found in commercial contracts (e.g., covenants, rights, conditions, representations, warranties, indemnification, etc.), in an effort to provide hands-on familiarity with the various options available to drafters in connection with these provisions. The course concludes with a mock negotiation session where students will be expected to articulate persuasive positions with regard to the terms they have drafted, develop a negotiation strategy to meet their client’s stated objectives, and submit a redlined agreement showing the negotiated changes.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Writing Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions: Open only to 2L and 3L (J.D.) students.
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None

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Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-1131
Office: C317