Introduction to Drafting

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Typology Workshop
Level Beginner
Methodology Online
Duration 12 Weeks
  • Workshop
  • Beginner
  • Online
  • Duration:
    12 Weeks

Learn to:
- Explore the principles of solid successful drafting
- Understand the fundamentals of drafting contracts, notices and pleadings
- Perceive what makes a good, solid and valid legal documents
- Analyse the essential elements of various forms of legal documentation
- Review and edit your drafting


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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

Are you a: • Law student looking to acquire the basic drafting skills required for a career in law; • Practicing lawyer intent on enhancing your drafting skills; or • Somebody keen on developing a working understanding of legal drafting in commercial legal documentation?

What you'll learn on the course

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Law Studies

Teachers and trainers (2)

Deepa Mookerjee
Deepa Mookerjee

An alumnus of NLSIU, Bangalore, Deepa was formerly a Senior Associate in the General Corporate and Insurance Team of Amarchang Mangaldas Suresh A. Shroff & Co. She led numerous transaction teams through the drafting, negotiating, and closing of various high profile M & A transactions. At Rainmaker, Deepa focuses on courses in the corporate commercial field and writes regularly on issues relating to Mergers & Acquisitions, Drafting and Reviewing Commercial Contracts and Insurance Law.

Tennille Duffy
Tennille Duffy

Tennille graduated from the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 2004 with a combined Arts/Law degree. She was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia, in 2005. She has a background in criminal defence advocacy and human rights policy work, and has served as a Lecturer of Law at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Tennille joined Rainmaker in 2011. She trains in in skills-based areas such as legal writing and research.

Course programme


Unit 1: Understanding Drafting

• Get an introduction to the concept of legal drafting.

• Examine the kind of language that is appropriate to use in drafting tasks.

• Explore the process of legal drafting.

Unit 2: General Principles of Drafting

• Analyse the practical issues of style and format in setting up their documents.

• Identify the issues that need to be included in documents.

Unit 3: The Legal Framework for Contracts

• Understand the major provisions of the Indian Contract Act, 1872.

• Analyse how the Indian Contract Act, 1872 effects the structuring and provisions of contracts, and what elements need to be present to ensure that a contract is valid.

Unit 4: Structuring a Commercial Contract

• Examine the most effective manner in which to structure a commercial contract;

• Understand the kinds of things that need to be kept in mind while structuring contracts.

• Learn the rules that must be followed when drafting any contract

Unit 5: Identifying Issues and Negotiating Terms of a Contract

• Analyse different negotiation strategies and the importance of healthy negotiations, and how that helps the drafting process.

• Incorporate negotiation points into contractual documentation.

Unit 6: Drafting Notices

• Identify situations in which it is suitable to use a notice, as well as the tone and style of the document.

• Study the main elements of all legal notices.

Unit 7: Basic Rules for Drafting Pleadings

• Examine the fundamental aspects of constructing proper and effective pleadings.

• Study the function of pleadings, the different kinds of pleadings, and the basic rules for drafting them.

Unit 8: Reviewing and Editing Your Drafting

• Understand the final steps in every drafting process.

• Learn how to review and edit all legal documentation that in a professional and proper manner.

Additional information

Enrol in this programme now and learn to:    •  Explore the rules and principles of solid, successful drafting;  •  Understand the fundamentals of drafting contracts, notices, and pleadings;  •  Perceive what makes a good, solid, and valid legal document; •  Analyse the essential elements of various forms of legal documentation; and •  Review and edit your drafting, which will lead you on the path to producing professionally-drafted documents every time.    Are you a:   •  Law student looking to acquire the basic drafting skills required for a career in law; •  Practicing lawyer intent on enhancing your drafting skills; or •  Somebody keen on developing a working understanding of legal drafting in commercial legal documentation?   We recommend that you enrol in this Programme now. We recommend that you also enrol in the Legal Writing, Advanced Legal Communication, Law of Contracts and Drafting and Reviewing Commercial Contracts Programmes if you want to get a holistic and thorough understanding of the intricacies of legal drafting and contract law.   Did You Know:   •  That the Indian Contract Act, 1872 dictates the essential aspects of all contracts in India? •  That style and format are just as important considerations in drafting as the actual words you use?  •  That each form of document has a different purpose, and needs to be crafted with that purpose in mind?

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