Drafting is a skill used daily by most legal practitioners.  It is relevant across almost all practice areas.  A practitioner needs to know how to draft a legal document that not only protects their clients’ interests, but is able to be understood by the client and others who read it.  This course teaches students the skills needed to produce effective, clear and comprehensive legal documents, particularly in the context of legal advices and common commercial transaction documents.  This is a practical course taught in a workshop format with a strong plain language focus.  The first part of the course examines general drafting principles and the second part of the course applies those skills in the context of common clauses and transactions.