“Working on a Deal: Analytical, Negotiation and Drafting Challenges” will take the class through a semester-long simulation of a single, complex joint venture transaction. Combining teaching on the core elements of a joint venture, extensive negotiation of a letter of intent for the transaction, and drafting of key elements of the definitive joint venture agreement, the course will seek to expose students to the work of a transactional lawyer on an actual joint venture. The goal of the course will not be to produce fully-developed transactional lawyers. Rather, it will be to expose students – to the degree possible in a classroom setting – to the analytical and substantive skills required in a complex transaction. Students will also have the chance to see first-hand why transactional work can be exciting, dynamic and fun.