Transactional Practice Center

A primary focus of the Transactional Practice Center is to create and teach a core curriculum for the training of law students to become business lawyers. The Center is pursuing that mission through three educational activities. First, it offers a series of upper division electives, including the capstone courses, that teach a core set of skills in a variety of business simulation exercises, including a corporate leveraged buyout, an international joint venture and a commercial real estate transaction. Second, it offers an academic perspective on issues found in the practice of transactional law, including professional ethics. Third, it has developed a Certificate Program, which is a multi-course sequencing of classes that allow students to develop a transactional practice concentration. The Center also provides outreach to the larger community in numerous activities. It will offer training and continuing legal education events on transactional practice, both nationally and internationally. Through a vigorous national Board of Advisors it will involve, and utilize the skills and knowledge of, the practicing bar both for curriculum development and training programs. It will explore collaborations with other institutions in recognition of the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of transaction practice.