Deals Academy

Faculty Sponsor: Professor William W. Clayton


The BYU Law Deals Academy introduces students to high-level transactional practice through an intensive, simulation-based program held in New York City. Students will gain experience conceptualizing, negotiating, and drafting documents relating to a hypothetical merger agreement. The Deals Academy will be held in the NYC offices of Kirkland & Ellis, one of the world’s premier corporate law firms. As part of this immersive program, students will receive coaching and training from highly experienced transactional attorneys, enjoy valuable networking opportunities, and experience what it’s like to live and work in one of the most important legal markets in the world. 

A Word from Our Firm Sponsor:

Kirkland’s New York office includes approximately 650 attorneys, making it one of the largest law firms in New York and a destination practice for the world’s brightest legal talent. From our offices in Midtown Manhattan, we offer clients including public and private companies, private equity firms and investors elite capabilities in complex transactions, litigation, government investigations and enforcement, intellectual property and restructuring matters. Our New York lawyers work seamlessly with colleagues from across our global network of offices on our clients’ most challenging and high-stakes matters. We aim to make a difference in our clients’ businesses and also in our community. We are committed to providing top-notch pro bono legal services and forming long term partnerships with local civic and charitable organizations, as well as New York’s law schools.