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- Accessible through the Law Databases page
- Click on "Forms"
- Click arrow in front of "Practice Area" or leave blank to search across all practice areas
- Select "Clauses" as the Form Type from the drop down menu
- Enter Search terms or "Form Title" in the search boxes at the top
- Click Green Magnifying class to search
Westlaw does not have specific clause databases (with the exception of Practical Law) but all Forms databases are full-text searchable and allow searching by key clause phrases.
Transactional Practical Guidance
Search Precedent Documents & Clauses (Transactional Precedent Search)
- Browse by Document or Transaction Type
- Limit "Result Type" to Single Clauses
- Enter "Clause Title"
- Searches across actual deal documents
- Draft Analyzer compares that language to other similar contracts to see if there is a consensus or "standard" language that is used for that type of clause
Transactional Resources Overview
- M & A Clause Descriptions—gives purpose & descriptions with links to samples from actual documents
- Confidentiality Agreement Clause Descriptions—Purpose, exceptions & links to samples
- Boilerplate Clause Descriptions (Expenses, Severability, Remedies, Attorney’s Fees etc.)—purpose, use & links to samples
- Document Descriptions—open document of interest to view “key sections” for clause search terms to search for in the Precedent Documents & Clauses database described above
- Transaction Drafting & Negotiating Guides--links to guides, practice tools, sample agreements and other resources
Go to Browse Sources and search for the following: