Course curriculum

  • 1

    Session 1: The Front and Back of the Contract

    • Session 1 will be held on Thursday, 26 January 2021, at noon Eastern Time (US and Canada).

    • Please do this reading for session 1.

    • Before session 1, please review these extracts from the front and the back of the contract.

    • Before session 1, please complete this quiz on issues relating to the front and back of the contract.

    • MSCD Chapter 1

    • MSCD Chapter 2

    • MSCD Chapter 5

  • 2

    Session 2: The Categories of Contract Language

    • Session 2 will be held on Thursday, 2 February 2021, at noon Eastern Time (US and Canada).

    • Please do this reading for session 2.

    • Please submit the first Salesforce redrafting exercise by midnight ET at the end of 31 January 2021.

  • 3

    Session 3: More on the Categories of Contract Language

    • Session 3 will be held on Thursday, 9 February 2021, at noon Eastern Time (US and Canada).

    • For session 3, please review these terms for purchase of services.

    • Before session 3, please complete this quiz on the categories of contract language. The question is the same in each case. In questions 5 and 30 additional information is noted in bold and in parentheses.

  • 4

    Session 4: Defined Terms

    • Session 4 will be held on Thursday, 16 February 2021, at noon Eastern Time (US and Canada).

    • Here are the terms of purchase of services discussed in session 3, with comments added.

    • Please do this reading for session 4.

    • Before session 4 please complete this quiz on defined terms.

    • In this draft contract, text is highlighted to indicate defined-term glitches. Before session 4, consider what those glitches are.

  • 5

    Session 5: Sources of Uncertain Meaning

    • Session 5 will be held on Thursday, 23 February 2021, at noon Eastern Time (US and Canada).

    • Here's a copy of the draft contract discussed in session 4, with annotations explaining the defined-term glitches.

    • Please do this reading for session 5.

    • Please submit the second Salesforce redrafting assignment by midnight ET at the end of 21 February 2021.

  • 6

    Session 6: Contentious Usages

    • Session 6 will be held on Thursday, 2 March 2021, at noon Eastern Time (US and Canada).

    • Please do this reading for session 6.

    • Before session 6, please complete this quiz on ambiguity. In each case, the question is whether or not the text presented is ambiguous.

  • 7

    Session 7: Reviewing the Other Side's Draft

    • Session 7 will be held on Thursday, 9 March 2021, at noon Eastern Time (US and Canada).

    • Please do this reading for session 7.

    • Please review this extract of a set of standard terms with buried verbs highlighted.

    • Please submit the third Salesforce redrafting assignment by midnight ET at the end of 7 March 2021.

    • Review the Salesforce master subscription agreement from the perspective of a potential Salesforce customer.

  • 8

    Session 8: Reviewing Extracts of a Model Contract

    • Session 8 will be held on Thursday, 16 March 2021, at noon Eastern Time (US and Canada).

    • For session 8, please review these extracts of a model contract.