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Contract Drafting: Lawyers v. Law Students

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What happens when 21 law students analyze and redraft a sample company contract? Did blood flow? Did heads roll? Did anyone roll over? Read the story (by Ken Adams) of a legal writing instructor’s contract-drafting exercise with his students:

A Report on the Penn Law 2007 Contract-Redrafting Project

Each semester that I teach, I inflict a series of drafting assignments on students in my Penn Law contract drafting class. This semester, the final assignment—the grand climax!—consisted of redrafting the first five pages of a master services agreement submitted to me by a major financial-services company in response to this invitation I posted on this blog. The company—let’s call it Acme—uses this contract as the template for its company-wide services procurement….”

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