Class Cancellation for 2/27

Well, it’s happened. No class tomorrow. I will see all of you next week. All deadlines are moved up 1 week.


Scavenger Hunt (2/14/19)

As we discussed last class, here are 25 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 or templates; they must be actual contracts between two or more parties. 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 and Assigns
21. Non-solicitation
22. Joint drafting/no ambiguities
23. Cure provision
24. Exhibit/Addendum/Schedule
25. Authority to bind

This extra credit will be due electronically by 6:30pm on Wednesday March 6th. Please feel free to ask questions about any of these clauses over the next couple of  class meetings.


Easy Extra Credit Part 2 (1/28/19)

For 2 extra credit points, please send me an email ( before 6pm on Wednesday answering this simple question:

What is the standard age of contractual consent in California?


Job Opportunity Revisited (1/17/18)

The job posting from 12/5 below is still open if any of you are interested.


Easy Extra Credit (1/10/19)

As mentioned in class yesterday, it is imperative you check this page every week, at a minimum before commuting to our meeting, for any updates and announcements. In order to entice you, here is an incredibly easy extra credit opportunity:

For a whopping 2 free points, please send me an email ( before 5pm on Wednesday listing (no definitions needed) the 6 elements of a legally binding contract as presented to you in this course.


Welcome (1/9/19)
Hello everyone! Here we go again for what should be an educational and dynamic Contracts course.

The syllabus for the course is posted under the “Documents and Resources” tab on this site. If desired, 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, 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


Job Opportunity (12/5/18)

An attorney friend of mine has shared an immediate opportunity for employment of a paralegal-certificate student or one already with a certificate. The contact is Greg Anderson, a partner with Kurtz, Anderson and Associates in Mission Viejo. His firm handles trusts and estate work including probate. The specific position available is for someone who is comfortable working with numbers to prepare probate accountings. I don’t believe any probate experience is necessary, just the ability and hopefully interest in dealing with numbers. Greg can be reached at

By the way, I am scheduled to teach Contracts again Winter Session. See you soon!