Thanks for being a great group everyone. I wish i could have been there for the Final, but other work obligations prevented it. I have all of your materials (Final, Assignment 2 & Extra-Credits) and will grade them this weekend. Grades should be up next week. Thanks again and continued success.



Well, it finally happened. I won’t be able to make class this Wednesday, August 24th. I will see you for class #9 on 8/31.


Scavenger Hunt Extra Credit Opportunity (Posted 8/15)

As we discussed last class, here are the 20 contractual clauses for you to find. You will receive 1 point for each legitimate clause found–no repeats please. While the contracts may be found online, they must not be samples, templates, etc. They must be actual contracts between two or more parties with signatures on them. On each contract, clearly denote by name the clause you believe you have found. Here is the list:

  1. Integration clause
  2. Severability clause
  3. Governing/choice of law
  4. Venue/jurisdiction
  5. Price
  6. Duration/term
  7. Termination
  8. Arbitration
  9. Liquidated damages
  10. Attorney’s fees
  11. Release/waiver/hold harmless
  12. Warranties
  13. Confidentiality
  14. Trade secrets/proprietary material
  15. Notice
  16. Non-assignment/non-delegation
  17. Non-compete
  18. Originals/counterparts
  19. Third Party Beneficiaries
  20. Successors

This extra credit will be due at the beginning of class on the day of the Final. We will discuss in more detail over the remaining class meetings.


Are You Checking this Page/Extra Credit Reward? (7/15/2016)

We are off to a great start and are ahead of schedule. Nonetheless, I usually do end up missing 1 class at some point in the course. That is why I’ve asked you to always check this page before attending class. As a reward for those of you who did this week, here is an easy extra credit assignment (worth 5 points):

Please type (no handwritten responses accepted) the 6 elements of a legally-enforceable contract and turn it in at the beginning of class on July 20th.



Welcome (7/6/2016)

Hello everyone and thank you for checking the website. I am very much looking forward to teaching this course again and seeing some new (as well as a few returning) faces.

The syllabus for the course is posted under the “Documents and Resources” tab on this site. Print it out for yourself at your convenience. Also, please make sure to download the PowerPoints to bring to class each week as this should facilitate your note-taking.

Please obtain a copy of our text, Basic Contract Law for Paralegals – Jeffrey A. Helewitz (seventh edition), Aspen Publishers. If price is a consideration, you may want to rent the text rather than purchase it. Try the UCI bookstore, Amazon or a site like

I hope you enjoy the course and will see you tonight.

All the best,

Your Benevolent Instructor