Teaching the Context of Contract Drafting

At the ABA Annual Meeting, I was on a “train the trainer” panel with Sue Irion, Tina Stark and Charles Fox regarding the teaching of contract drafting. I talked about how to teach the substantive law that underlies contracts. Because this applicable law differs by contract, there was no way to address which laws should be taught. Instead, I tried to develop a taxonomy of subjects that should be covered in the training process. It turns out that I covered many of these topics in my Contract Drafting course, but this taxonomy helps identify some holes in my coverage and some new ways to organize the material. My slides.