Though often recognized for the strength of its advocacy curriculum, Baylor Law’s distinct approach to transactional law is highly relevant to the interests of law students today.
Every student is required to take classes that cover transactional topics, including contracts, property, business organizations, and trusts and estates, all of which provide a foundation of knowledge relevant for use in both transactional and litigation contexts. In addition to the required curriculum, students can take primarily transactional-related courses through the professional tracks, if they choose.
BUSINESS PLANNING CAPSTONE
This capstone course builds upon and ties together various fundamental areas covered in the business planning core courses by requiring students to develop a plan and draft documents for a hypothetical business transaction.
ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES CAPSTONE
Students work to develop and apply analytical and problem solving skills in connection with topics covered in Trusts and Estates and Administration of Estates, allowing the student to experience the types of problems lawyers practicing in this field handle on a routine basis.
WEALTH TRANSFERS CAPSTONE
Upon completion of Wealth Transfers, students may enroll in this capstone course which provides an opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member in order to apply, through drafting exercises, what the student learned in the substantive course and also to experience the types of problems lawyers in this area of the law handle on a routine basis.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CAPSTONE
This capstone course focuses on skills development, which provides students the opportunity to learn how to conduct an appropriate client analysis as well as apply substantive law to the drafting, reviewing, and negotiating of intellectual property-related agreements.