Section Description Provided by Instructor
This class is designed for those students interested in learning the practical skills needed to be a mergers and acquisitions lawyer and will be taught by two mergers and acquisitions partners from the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. The course aims to give students hands-on experience in drafting and negotiating transactional documents while at the same time providing students with case-law and statutory learning that are relevant to mergers and acquisitions transactions.
Students will be required to complete weekly written assignments, and the class is generally structured to give students a view of two hypothetical transactions – the acquisition of a public company by a private equity firm, and following the completion of the acquisition, the sale of a division of the now-private company -- from the preliminary stages of the transactions to their consummation. Classes will generally be taught based on the written assignments, several of which will look at actual deals and transaction documents. In addition to weekly written assignments, class participation is required from all students and will constitute one-third of a student’s grade. Attendance at the first class and completion of the first written assignment is a requirement for continued participation in the class.
W 6:20 –8:10 p.m.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Minor (upon consultation)
Attendance at the first class and completion of the first written assignment is a requirement for continued participation in the class.
Learning Outcome Goals
No learning outcome goals have been provided.