Negotiating and Drafting Contracts


Welcome to Lawshelf’s video course on negotiating and drafting contracts. In this course, we’ll go through the process of bringing an initial tentative agreement through the final stages of a complex binding contract. Some knowledge of contract law is helpful to understanding this course, but the materials are presented at a level that is accessible to the layperson.

We will first look at the preliminary agreement, including discussions of the parties, due diligence, terms and offer sheets that constitute the first series of steps in the contract formation process.

We will then turn to the negotiating process. We will focus on legal rules that define the parameters of negotiation, but also at practical considerations that define the negotiation process and that set negotiations of different deals apart from each other.

We will then look into common contract provisions themselves. For each provision, will first discuss its background and purpose and look at the circumstances under which each party is likely to support such provision. Then, we will present samples of each provision. The text of each sample is made available for your study or use.

The goal of this program is to familiarize you with contract provisions in the process of creating a binding agreement. Other courses will cover the laws that relate to contract formation, breach and remedies.

Best of luck and we welcome your feedback.


Introduction & "Preliminary" Contracting-Module 1 of 6


Drafting & Negotiating “the Deal”-Module 2 of 6


Common Contract Clauses: Part 1-Module 3 of 6


Common Contract Clauses: Part 2-Module 4 of 6


Common Contract Clauses: Part 3-Module 5 of 6


Common Contract Clauses: Part 4-Module 6 of 6

Final Exam only needs to be taken by those seeking to earn the Digital Badge credentials for this course.