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Professor of Legal Practice Cecily Banks serves as Director of RWU Law's Corporate Counsel Clinical Externship Program.

A member of the RWU faculty since 2003, Professor Banks teaches classes in legal practice, contract drafting and business skills. Her students learn how to understand a...

Professor Cecily Banks's Archive for March 2015

Posted by Cecily Banks
03/16/2015 at 12:00 AM
It doesn’t take long for my contract drafting students to realize that drafting is not the mechanical, backroom exercise of a wordsmith.  The students quickly start to see each business transaction as its own human interest story of parties forging a positive, fruitful contractual platform to boost and cushion their deal as the real world plays out.  In the first class, students learn how to elicit the client’s chief goals and concerns so that the contract actually addresses them.  They learn what a lawyer needs to know and think about before ever putting pen to paper, and...