Contract Fundamentals

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Description: This is Praktio's foundational training in practical contract concepts and skills. Through learning the purpose of, key considerations regarding, and interaction between provisions found typically across contract documents, you will gain an arsenal of understanding to deploy when later reviewing, drafting, or negotiating any agreement.

In true-to-form Praktio fashion, you will learn not merely by reading or listening but by doing. Contract Fundamentals engages you in a sequence of exercises throughout each learning topic to help you better learn and retain—while learning how to use—the key concepts of the training. Work through the materials on your own time and at your own pace—you can always stop and save your progress and return to where you left off.

To give you a sense of the forest, Contract Fundamentals begins with a high-level treatment of contract structure generally. To help you master the trees, it then zooms into an interactive examination of each fundamental provision, using realistic contract examples. And, as a reinforcing capstone, the training ends with an examination of the structure of complex contract documents.

  • Learn foundational practical contract concepts and skills.
  • Receive a guided tour of realistic contract examples.
  • Reinforce lessons through interactive exercise, solving problems through contract drafting and analysis.
  • Contract Fundamentals teaches the core provisions, conventions, and language of contracts and prepares you to be more effective in—and learn much more quickly from—subsequent experiences working with contracts.

Watch the following 4-minute video for a brief tour of this course.


CLE: Currently available for CLE as follows: CA - 2.5; IL - 2.5; MN - 2.0; NC - 2.5; NY - 3.0; VA - 2.5. The content of this course was authored by Praktio's founder, Michael Bloom, an attorney currently in good standing and licensed in Michigan.

Duration: You will have 1 year from the date of purchase to access and complete your online course materials.

Logistics: Following checkout, you will receive an email providing you with access to your online course materials.

Compatibility: Please use Chrome for an optimal experience.

Reference Materials: As part of this purchase, you will also receive the Contract Fundamentals E-Book (which you may download or print for your use and later reference).

We Don't Share Your Scores! Praktio does not share your performance data (e.g., "scores") with anyone, including your employer (e.g., if you're an associate taking this training at a law firm). The only information shared with employers who purchase this training for their employees is progress data (e.g., how much of the course you have completed by when).

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Renard Miller, Mid-Level Associate at Latham & Watkins LLP

"Contract Fundamentals is a very good teaching presentation of the different parts of a typical contract. These modules are an excellent resource for a contract drafting course and for training first-year associates. I think it is assumed that a lawyer with a few years experience will already know this stuff (though, a refresher never hurts). While the last module specifically addresses a business acquisition agreement and the example primarily used throughout the modules is a supply agreement, much of the substance is applicable to any business contract.”

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