The Transactional Lab is an action-based, experiential learning program set to launch at the Law School for the fall of 2013. In the Transactional Lab, students will work, under faculty supervision, on “real-world” transactional projects for in-house counsel at leading, multinational companies. As part of the Lab, students will also attend interactive class sessions focused on transactional lawyering skills. “Transactional lawyering” refers to the work and role of lawyers in supporting business transactions, which involves, in large part, the analysis and drafting of complex agreements.
In addition, students in the Transactional Lab will facilitate engagement between the Law School and practicing lawyers. Students will develop new and existing client relationships, consult with law-firm partners on substantive questions, hear from guest speakers at the Law School as part of a speaker series, and, potentially in some cases, attend conferences to hear from, interact with, and present their work to practitioners and academics. Through the Transactional Lab, students will develop skills, knowledge, and experiences critical to their future success as transactional attorneys.
Michael Bloom, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law