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Sales Law in Context: A Problems-Based Approach
J.D. Course 1009 | 3 credit hours
Using the wind industry as a case study, this course will give students a practical introduction to the law of the domestic and international sale of goods through realistic, team-based problem solving. The class is set up as a training course for newly-hired in-house counsel for a company manufacturing turbines for the wind energy industry. Through readings and guest lectures, students will become quite knowledgeable about the wind industry and the responsibilities of corporate counsel. After a few classes on introductory aspects of sales law, drafting, and negotiating, the course will focus on learning the law of sale of goods through team drafting and problem solving related to contractual issues that arise in the sale of turbines. The class will meet twice a week for the first half of the semester and once a week thereafter. During the second part of the semester, students will have to work with their extensively teams outside of class. The goal of the class is to teach the sort of risk assessment, strategic thinking, and drafting skills that lawyers use in serving clients. The grade will be based on the team projects, class participation, an in-class test of blackletter sales law, and a take-home final exam that is similar to the problems dealt with during the semester.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and Commercial Law: Sales Transactions.
Laptops may not be used during class sessions. This course will meet twice a week for the first seven weeks of the semester and once a week for the remaining six weeks. The course will meet on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays in Fall 2011: Tues, 8/30, Thurs, 9/1, Tues, 9/6, Thurs, 9/8, Tues, 9/13, Thurs, 9/15, Tues, 9/20, Thurs, 9/22, Tues, 9/27, Thurs, 9/29, Tues, 10/4, Thurs, 10/6, Thurs, 10/13, Tues, 10/18, Thurs, 10/20, Tues, 10/25, Tues, 11/1, Tues, 11/8, Tues, 11/15, Tues, 11/22, and Tues, 11/29.