This course focuses on sophisticated commercial problems and cases, usually based on Article 2 (the Sales article) of the Uniform Commercial Code. A primary emphasis is on methods for interpreting contract provisions and the underlying statutory provisions, usually during the performance phase of contracts. The problems are far more complex and business-centered than in the basic contracts course. Moreover, they often arise in transactional and counseling settings and the material lends itself to considering the role of lawyers in these situations, as distinguished from their roles as litigators. The assigned material usually will include exercises designed to develop your drafting and other skills and thereby give you a better sense of what business lawyers actually do with contracts and contract law. Contracts is a primary subject on bar exams.