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Commercial Contracting Fundamentals

Course Description

Many business roles are tasked with negotiating, drafting, and performing commercial contracts, but often, individuals in those roles lack formal legal training and knowledge of commercial legal principles to do that work effectively, thus running the risk of setting their organization up for liability.

This course addresses fundamentals of commercial contract law, the contract lifecycle, commercial contracts clauses, and associated risks. As a result of this course, you will have a better understanding of what you can do to ensure a smooth commercial contracting process and how to avoid common commercial contracting pitfalls and litigation.

Successful completion of a qualifying assignment in this course offers you the opportunity to earn an Alternative Digital Credential (ADC) in Commercial Contract Clause Drafting.

Students that complete this course are eligible for a 10% discount in any course in the Contract Management certificate program. Contact Us for details.

Note: Virtual sessions via Zoom will be recorded, so students can review content covered in those sessions. Recordings are not a substitute for virtual session attendance. Recordings for each session will be available for the duration of the course only.

  • Details
  • $595
  • February 22, 2022 to March 03, 2022
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00130
  • ID/Units: MGMT X422.24  (1.00)
    ( Section A )
  • Quarter: WINTER 2022


Virginia A. Suveiu, Esq., counsels on regulatory compliance and commercial law matters, including contract life cycle and negotiation. She is Chief Safeguard Officer at Balance To Success and Of Counsel at Volkov Law Firm. She is currently editing a handbook on Risk Management and the Law for Routledge. Virginia is a mediator and arbitrator for the International Chamber of Commerce, the Orange County Bar Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She is on the Board of Directors of the National Contract Management Association-Orange County. She is affiliated with and has been invited to speak to professional organizations on business law-related issues. She is an active member of the State Bar of California and admitted to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Virginia has held numerous positions in academia, including as founding dean and professor, instructor and developer. In 2016, Virginia was given the Distinguished Instructor Award by UCI DCE.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbook information is available for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
OL-LEC02/22/2022Tuesday11:00 AM1:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/24/2022Thursday11:00 AM1:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/01/2022Tuesday11:00 AM1:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/03/2022Thursday11:00 AM1:00 PMZoom---