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Required Clinic Component: Transactional Law Clinics (4-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in this required course.
Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None.
By Permission: No.
Add/Drop Deadline: August 18, 2023.
LLM Students: LLM students may enroll in this clinic through Helios.
This course is the classroom component of the clinical practice for students enrolled in the Transactional Law Clinics (TLC), and will provide students with instruction on the substantive law, ethical considerations, and lawyering skills necessary for representing clients in TLC. Students will be exposed to the various challenges faced by clients engaged in transactional activities and to the laws, policies and institutions impacting their ability to succeed. In addition, the course will engage students in critical reflection about the ethical, strategic and policy dimensions of their clinical work; as well as invite reflection about their own professional development. Students will develop skills and substantive training in contract drafting and review; client counseling and interviewing; transactional issue identification; legal entity analysis; ethical lawyering and awareness; teamwork; negotiation; intellectual property, community lawyering; and securities. Classroom discussion is a key component of the course and will include case updates and insights from students, and participation in “rounds” sessions (students present a case for class discussion, critique and analysis).
A clinical practice component is required of all students. Clinical placements are with the Transactional Law Clinics (www.harvardtlc.org).
Enrollment is through clinical registration. Please refer to the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs website (https://hls.harvard.edu/clinics) for clinical registration dates, early add/drop deadlines, and other information about the clinical.