I am Sheetal Aery, and I study in Symbiosis Law School in the 4th year. Last year I did the commercial contract drafting and negotiation course while I was still in my 3rd year after learning about it from lawctopus. It is a self study course, and I liked the videos of experts as well as the reading material very much. I downloaded several templates of frequently needed contracts and these are really high quality templates that I can use to draft real life contracts.
After doing this course, I got a new perspective about contracts rather than the general understanding we get as law students when we read contract law in college. Understanding the commercial intent of various contracts is crucial to being able to draft a good contract that protects the economic interests of clients. Apart from drafting, I learn practical things like how to execute a contract, complicated stamp duty and jurisdiction related issues.
One very good thing is that while the course is of 3 months, I could give the exam later as per my convenience, and review the material for a long time even after the course was over. Immediately after the course I did an internship at Coca Cola, where a lot of my work was related to reviewing contracts. What I learned in the course was very useful. I could do my work confidently and my work was very much appreciated. In fact, the team gifted me a huge book on contracts as a token of appreciation so that I continue to learn more about contracts.
I am planning to do 3 corporate law internships in the coming 3 months. I know that my enhanced abilities and knowledge with respect to contract drafting, reviewing and negotiation will really help me to excel and impress would be employers.
Where I feel that this course can improve is that the exam was MCQ type and quite easy. Scoring A grade was very easy. Test should be more rigorous. Also, there were 3 drafting exercises. It would have been great if we could get some feedback on our drafting and some tips about how the drafting can improve.