Law 751 - Transactional Skills

Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

J. Conner


General Course Description:

This course focuses on the development of skills used by lawyers in connection with transactions, as opposed to controversies. It should appeal to a wide range of students because virtually all lawyers will be required to learn these skills as junior associates or in similar positions, and to use these skills throughout their legal careers. One of the key purposes of the course, therefore, is to give the students a solid head start, and thus a competitive advantage, in achieving success in the early portions of their legal careers. The skills developed in the course are broadly applicable to a corporate lawyer drafting a merger agreement, a tax lawyer preparing a tax sharing agreement, a lawyer for a government entity or community organization negotiating a settlement agreement or consent decree, a domestic relations lawyer negotiating a property settlement, or a litigator preparing a settlement agreement in a business matter. The class will provide substantive knowledge as well as practical training and insights. In addition, the ability to work in teams is a vital skill for lawyers. Students in this course will have many opportunities to work in teams in the course's written assignments and presentations.

Students may take either this course or Law 763. Contract Drafting, but not both.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Jeffrey Conner 21S 751 LEC 1 WF 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
  Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline: Noon on 11/6/20. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU. Early drop deadline: 5:00pm on 1/29/21. This course may shift to hybrid instruction (i.e., studentshave the option of participating in-person or remotely) at some time during the spring semester.
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Jeffrey Conner 19S 751 LEC 1 WF 10:35 AM - 11:55 AM 3.0 No No
  Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline Oct. 15, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 1/25/2019.
Jeffrey Conner 20S 751 LEC 1 WF 10:35 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
  Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline: Noon on 11/4/2019. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU. Early drop deadline: 5:00pm on 1/24/2020.