About Lawctopus Law School
Conceptualized and kick-started in May 2019, and formally launched in March 2020, Lawctopus Law School has taught a wide range of skills to over 6000 law students, young lawyers, professionals, academicians, and business people in the last 18 months.
Over 500 students have rated our courses and the average rating is 91/100 and call our online courses a ‘warm’ learning experience!
Our online certificate course on ‘Contract Drafting and Negotiation’ will teach you the fundamentals of contracts, contract drafting, and contract negotiation. This course will ensure that you get a grip of the fundamentals of Contract Drafting from a very practical point of view.
We’ll take you through the drafting of contract, section by section, clause by clause.
Lawctopus Law School’s Course on Contract Drafting and Negotiation
If you know your contracts well, you can make a living, or some would say a killing, (though we are against using war metaphors in learning) as a lawyer! 🙂
Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts are skills any lawyer (especially non-litigation practitioners) do for bread, butter.
This course, designed for law students and young lawyers, will clarify your contracts-related concepts, and teach you the fundamentals of contract drafting.
This is how this course structured:
Module 1 and 2- Basics of Contracts
This module introduces you to the basics: what are the elements of a valid contract, provides you with an overview of the development of contract law, and sets you on a motion to begin mastering the subject.
Assignment 1 (self-assessment): Is this a contract?
Module 3- Pre Contractual Instruments: A step before the formal contract
This module will help you understand the prerequisites required before drafting a formal contract. An often-ignored topic which will hold you in good stead.
By day 10 of the course you will have your first live session with our faculty where you will build on your understanding of the elements of a contract (from a draft-person’s point of view) and what comes before a contract (pre-contractual instruments, negotiations etc.)
Modules 4, 5, and 6- Drafting of Contracts: Understand the anatomy of a contract and its clauses
This module will help you to understand what are the various components which comprise an agreement. You will learn in-depth about drafting an excellent agreement and understand the various clauses which go into the making of a contract.
Assignment 2 (self-assessment): Be your client’s consulting lawyer.
Assignment 3 (self-assessment): Rewrite, redraft, and hone your craft!
Module 7- Execution Formalities and Processes
How is a contract effectuated after it is drafted and signed?
In this module, we’ll discuss issues like stamp duty, the role of witnesses, schedules, and annexures.
Assignment 4 (learning by doing, optional): THE CONTRACT LAB!
We get into a Zoom breakout room and the learners draft clauses of a contract on the go! It’s time we put our skills to test!
Module 8 – Drafting of Employment Agreement, Software Licensing Agreement, and Non-Disclosure Agreement
In this module, you will learn to draft 3 different types of Agreements in 1.5 hours!
You will be carefully walked through the common clauses as well as the clauses unique to each Agreement.
Module 9 – Introduction to Negotiation
The real-world lawyers negotiate day in and day out and while entire books can be written on the subjects of negotiation, this primer is a good start.
Assignment 5: (learning by doing, optional): THE NEGOTIATION TABLE!
Learners are divided into teams/groups and asked to negotiate on a problem statement. Our faculty evaluates and mentors you through this process. A fun learning experience, which our students say helps them understand negotiation first hand!
Module 10 – Key Commercial Contracts
In this module, we will take a look at four key commercial contracts.
We will see what exact clauses go into the making of these contracts, why are they important, and understand how these contracts and drafted and reviewed.
Assignment 6 (compulsory, evaluated): The full contract review and redrafting exercise.
Our faculty evaluates your work in a deep manner and at five levels!
Supplementary Module 11 and 12- Anatomy of a Contract or a Deep-Dive into various sections of a contract
Learn from Advocate Lokenath Chatterjee as he discusses each clause, each section of a contract thread-bare, from a legal and a practical/business perspective.
Supplementary Module 13- Summary and analysis of 20 leading cases on Contracts
Read and learn about the 20 leading cases (the landmark and the recent cases) which have shaped Contract Law.
Who is this course for?
- Knowledge of the English language (reading and writing) is a must for this course
- Undergraduate and postgraduate students of law.
- Young lawyers who want to revise the fundamentals of contracts and contract drafting.
- CXOs, entrepreneurs, HR managers who wish to gain a basic understanding of contracts and how contracts and drafted.
- Legal academicians who want to gain a practical understanding of the drafting of contracts.
Details for our Contracts and Contract Drafting Course
Rs. 6400 (inclusive of GST)
Along with the course, you’ll get the e-book of Practical Guide to Drafting Commercial Contracts (published by OakBridge)
Compulsory Assignment: a contract review and drafting exercise
- Optional assignment: Is this a contract/offer/consideration/etc.?
- Optional assignment: Be a lawyer, and explain the client.
- Optional assignment: Redraft clauses.
- Learning by doing: Contract Lab. Negotiation Table.
- Compulsory assignment: Review, revise, and redraft a faulty agreement