Articles on Teaching Transactional Skills

Transactional Training Resource Guide
Tina L. Stark © 2017
Emory University School of Law, Professor in the Practice of Law and Executive Director of Emory’s Center on Transactional Law and Practice

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Kenneth A. Adams

A lesson drafting contracts: What’s up with ‘representations and warranties’?

15 Business Law Today 8 (Nov./Dec. 2005).

See the article that Tina L. Stark wrote in response to this article.

Kenneth A. Adams

Teaching Contract Drafting: The Two Elephants in the Room

14 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 92 (Winter 2006).

Thomas Adcock

Student Duo Seek to Start Legal Clinic Aiding Small Businesses at New York University

226 New York Law Journal 16, col. 2 (8/24/2001).

Marlene E. Barken

Integrating Contract and Property Fundamentals with Negotiation Skills: A Teaching Methodology

9 The Journal of Legal Studies Education 73-84 (1990).

Dominic Bencivenga

Learning Business Skills: Where Commercial Law Theory Meets Practice

213 New York Law Journal 5, col. 2 (5/18/95).

Lisa Bernstein

The Silicon Valley Lawyer as Transaction Cost Engineer?

74 Oregon Law Review 239-255 (1995).

Barbara Black

Establishing a Securities Arbitration Clinic: The Experience at Pace

50 Journal of Legal Education 35-49 (2000).

Douglas A. Blaze, et al.

Bridging the Gap: A Professional Practice Skills Program for New Lawyers

35 Tennessee Bar Journal 13-18 (4/19/1999).

Larry Bodine

Going to Sidley's Corporate College

18 Legal Times 28 (2/5/96).

Daniel B. Bogart

The Right Way to Teach Transactional Lawyers: Commercial Leasing and the Forgotten "Dirt Lawyer"

62 University of Pittsburgh Law Review 335-366 (2000).

Robin A. Boyle

Contract Drafting Courses for Upper-Level Students: Teaching Tips

14 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 87 (Winter 2006).

William W. Bratton, Jr.

Corporate Finance in the Law School Curriculum

1985 Duke Law Journal 237-260 (1985).

Paul Brest

The Responsibility of Law Schools: Educating Lawyers as Counselors and Problem Solvers

58 Law and Contemporary Problems 5 (Summer/Autumn, 1995).

Scott J. Burnham

Using Contracts to Teach Practical Skills: Drafting in the Contracts Class

44 St. Louis University Law Journal 1535 (Fall 2000).

Ralph M. Cagle

Teaching Practice Skills in Law School: The University of Wisconsin's Experience

67 The Bar Examiner 6-14 (Feb. 1998).

William J. Carney

Preparing the Corporate Lawyer: Teaching Problems in Corporate Law: Making it Real

34 Georgia Law Review 823-838 (2000).

Carol Chomsky and Maury Landsman

Introducing Negotiation and Drafting into the Contracts Classroom

44 Saint Louis University Law Journal 1545-1560 (2000).

Phyllis G. Coleman and Robert M. Jarvis

Using Skills Training to Teach First-year Contracts

44 Drake Law Review 725-742 (1996).

Leslie L. Cooney and Lynn A. Epstein

Classroom Associates: Creating a Skills Incubation Process for Tomorrow’s Lawyer

29 Capital University Law Review 361-381 (2001).

Lynne L. Dallas

Limited-Time Simulations in Business Law Classes

45 Journal of Legal Education 487-497 (1995).

Roger J. Dennis

Commentary: The Epistemology of Corporate-Securities Lawyering: Beliefs, Biases and Organizational Behavior

63 Brooklyn Law Review 677-684 (1997).

Larry A. DiMatteo

Managing the Legal Factor: The Legal Implications of Business Decision Making

4 Journal of Legal Studies in Business 165-181 (1995).

John F. Dolan and Russell A. McNair, Jr.

Teaching Commercial Law in the Third Year: A Short Report on a Business Organizations and Commercial Law Clinic

45 Journal of Legal Education 283-286 (1995).

James A. Fanto

When Those Who Do Teach: The Consequences of Law Firm Education for Business Law Education

34 Georgia Law Review 839-849 (2000).

Jay M. Feinman

Simulations: An Introduction

45 Journal of Legal Education 469 (1995).

Victor Fleischer

Deals: Bringing Corporate Transactions into the Law School Classroom

2002 Columbia Business Law Review 475-497 (2002).

T. Noble Foster

Interviewing, Drafting, Counseling, Negotiating: Teaching Non-Trial Skills

The National Law Journal 15, 20-21 (1/23/84).

Mary Ellen Fox

Temple Program Leaves Ivory Tower Behind; The Transactional Program Parallels the Law School's Hands-On Litigation Training

20 Pennsylvania Law Weekly 8 (2/17/97).

James C. Freund

New Business Lawyers Need to Know How to Find the Deal: A Lawyer's Perspective

8 Business Law Today 32 (July/August 1999).

JoAnne D. Ganek

Successful Development for Transactional Lawyers, In-House Training: Maximizing Your Lawyers' Professional Potential

165-184 (ALI-ABA Course of Study, Feb. 18, 1994).

Peter J. Gardner

A Role for the Business Attorney in the Twenty-First Century: Adding Value to the Client's Enterprise in the Knowledge Economy

7 Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review 17-72 (2003).

Llewellyn Joseph Gibbons

Teaching Intellectual Property Licensing Transactionally

34 University of Toledo Law Review 717-722 (2003).

Ronald J. Gilson

Value Creation by Business Lawyers: Legal Skills and Asset Pricing

94 Yale Law Journal 239-313 (1984).

Ronald J. Gilson and Robert H. Mnookin

Foreword: Business Lawyers and Value Creation for Clients

74 Oregon Law Review 1-14 (1995).

Carol R. Goforth

Use of Simulations and Client-Based Exercises in the Basic Course

34 Georgia Law Review 851-872 (2000).

Charles A. Goldstein and Sarah L. Weber

The Art of Negotiating

37 New York Law School Law Review 325 (1992).

Eric J. Gouvin

Learning business law by doing it: Real Transactions in Law School Clinics

14 Business Law Today 53 (September/October 2004).

David R. Herwitz

Teaching Skills in a Business Law Setting: A Course in Business Lawyering

37 Journal of Legal Education 261-275 (1987).

Claire A. Hill

A Comment on Language and Norms in Complex Business Contracting

77 Chicago-Kent Law Review 29-57 (2001).

Susan R. Jones

Justice, Ethics, and Interdisciplinary Teaching and Practice

14 Washington University Journal of Law & Policy 249 (2004).

Susan R. Jones

Small Business and Community Economic Development: Transactional Lawyering for Social Change and Economic Justice

4 Clinical Law Review 195-234 (1997).

Dimitra Kessenides

Revitalizing Corporate Law Training Programs; Firms Are Starting to Bolster Lectures and Seminars with the Hands-on Training Long Favored by Litigators

15 American Lawyer 42 (Sept., 1993).

Kenneth N. Klee

Teaching Transactional Law

As of 2/31/05 available at

Kimberly D. Krawiec

Building the Basic Course Around Intra-Firm Relations

34 Georgia Law Review 785-807 (2000).

Christina L. Kunz

Teaching First-Year Contracts Students How to Read and Edit Contract Clauses

34 University of Toledo Law Review 705 (Summer, 2003).

Frederick W. Lambert

A Preliminary Inquiry Into the Transcendence of Value Creation

74 Oregon Law Review 121-145 (1995).

Donald C. Langevoort

New Business Lawyers Need to Know How to Find the Deal: An Academic's Perspective

8 Business Law Today 33 (July/August 1999).

Charles C. Lewis

The Contract Drafting Process: Integrating Contract Drafting in a Simulated Law Practice

11 Clinical Law Review 241 (Spring 2005).

Charles C. Lewis

Turning the Firm into a School: Help your associates to learn to draft contracts -- the right way

Business Law Today 25 (January/February 2006).

Jonathan C. Lipson

Doing deals in school: A prof talks about teaching transactional law

15 Business Law Today 51 (Sept./Oct. 2005).

Robert M. Lloyd

Making Contracts Relevant: Thirteen Lessons for the First-Year Contracts Course

36 Arizona State Law Journal 257 (Spring, 2004).

Darhiana Mateo

When Theory meets practice: Tweaking business-law education

Business Law Today 57 (March/April 2006).

Robert E. Mathews

Negotiation: A Pedagogical Challenge

6 Journal of Legal Education 93 (1953-1954).

Robert B. Moberly

A Pedagogy For Negotiation

34 Journal of Legal Education 315 (1984).

Denton R. Moore and Jerry Tomlinson

The Use of Simulated Negotiation to Teach Substantive Law

21 Journal of Legal Education 579 (1968-1969).

Gary A. Moore and Stephen E. Gillen

Managerial Competence in Law and the Business Law Curriculum: The Corporate Counsel Perspective

23 American Business Law Journal 351-389 (1985).

Eleanor W. Myers

Teaching Good and Teaching Well: Integrating Values with Theory and Practice.

47 Journal of Legal Education 401-424 (1997).

Martha Neil

Teaching Transactional Skills a Must

144 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin 3 (11/27/98).

Catherine Gage O'Grady

Preparing Students for the Profession: Clinical Education, Collaborative Pedagogy, and the Realities of Practice for the New Lawyer

4 Clinical Law Review 485-530 (1998).

Karl S. Okamoto

Learning and Learning-to-Learn by Doing: Simulating Corporate Practice in Law School

45 Journal of Legal Education 498-512 (1995).

Diana V. Pratt

Designing a Contract Drafting Assignment

14 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 95 (Winter 2006).

Joel Rabinovitz

Negotiation and Drafting in a Substantive Law Course in Mergers and Acquisitions

23 Journal of Legal Education 470-475 (1971).

E. Michelle Rabouin

Walking the Talk: Transforming Law Students into Ethical Transactional Lawyers

9 DePaul Business Law Journal 1-64 (1996).

Robert S. Redmount

The Transactional Emphasis in Legal Education

26 Journal of Legal Education 253-282 (1974).

Peter W. Salsich, Jr.

Approaches to Teaching Contracts: A Property Law Instructor Looks at the Contract Law Course

44 St. Louis Law Journal 1215 (2000).

Mark A. Sargent

What Does It Take? Hallmarks of the Business Lawyer

Business Law Today 11-14 (July/August 1996).

Dina Schlossberg

An Examination of Transactional Law Clinics and Interdisciplinary Education

11 Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 195-236 (2003).

Franklin M. Schultz

Teaching "Lawyering" to First-Year Law Students: An Experiment in Constructing Legal Competence

52 Washington and Lee Law Review 1643-1665 (1995).

Harvey M. Shrage

A Business Law Simulation: Principles, Process and Basic Skills

9 The Journal of Legal Studies Education 413-425 (1991).

Michael R. Smith

Alternative Substantive Approaches to Advanced Legal Writing Courses

54 Journal of Legal Education 119 (2004).

David V. Snyder

Closing the Deal in Contracts: Introducing Transactional Skills in the First Year

34 University of Toledo Law Review 689-697 (2003).

Debra Pogrund Stark

See Jane Graduate: Why Can't Jane Negotiate a Business Transaction?

73 St. John's Law Review 477-491 (1999).

Tina L. Stark

A Business Education for Business Lawyers

Program Materials, Spring 2005 Meeting of the ABA Section of Business Law (March 2005).

Tina L. Stark

Drafting the Consideration Provision of a Contract

51 The Practical Lawyer 11 (February 2005).

Tina L. Stark

Nonbinding Opinion: Another View on representations and warranties

15 Business Law Today 8 (Jan./Feb. 2006).

This article was written in response to an article by Kenneth Adams in the previous edition. This article is cited earlier in this bibliography.

Tina L. Stark

Thinking Like A Deal Lawyer

54 Journal of Legal Education 223 (2004).

Tina L. Stark

Training Junior Transactional Associates — First and Second Years

17 The ALI-ABA Insider 1 (Winter-Spring 2003).

Tina L. Stark

Training Junior Transactional Associates — Third and Fourth Years

17 The ALI-ABA Insider 2 (Summer 2003).

Kellye Y. Testy

Whose Deal Is It? Teaching about Structural Inequality by Teaching Contracts Transactionally

34 The University of Toledo Law Review 699 (Fall 2002).

Robert B. Thompson

Teaching Business Associations: Norms, Economics and Cognitive Learning

34 Georgia Law Review 997-1009 (2000).

Tina L. Stark

Natural Resources: Help is here for transactional training

15 Business Law Today 49 (Jan./Feb. 2006).

This is a partial bibliography of materials available to teach transactional skills. You are viewing the full bibliography.

Arturo Lopez Torres

MacCrate Goes to Law School: An Annotated Bibliography of Methods for Teaching Lawyering Skills in the Classroom

77 Nebraska Law Review 132-199 (1998).

Arturo Lopez Torres and Mary Kay Lundwall

Moving Beyond Langdell II: An Annotated Bibliography of Current Methods for Law Teaching

35 Gonzaga Law Review 1-61 (2000).

Bryn Vaaler

Bridging the Gap: Legal Opinions as an Introduction to Business Lawyering

61 University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review 23-65 (1992).

Edith Warkentine

Kingsfield Doesn't Teach My Contracts Class: Using Contracts to Teach Contracts

50 Journal of Legal Education 112-133 (2000).

Edith Warkentine

Why Teach Contracts Transactionally?

34 University of Toledo Law Review 723-727 (2003).

Tina Stark expresses her sincere thanks to Katherine McLeod, a librarian at the Fordham University School of Law, who researched and compiled portions of this list of articles.