This course satisfies the Professional Skills Requirement. The course simulates how attorneys advise startup businesses and the various legal issues that a business may encounter during its early stages. Issues covered include entity selection, employment and labor, intellectual property, and financing, including venture financing. Discussions also include relevant regulatory schemes such as securities regulation and the process of IPO. The class is interactive and requires effective oral and written counsel so that the client can make meaningful business decisions. Attendance is mandatory as there are numerous fun and challenging student group exercises including negotiations, client interview and advising.Guest presentations by various experts involved with start-up and growing businesses will be scheduled.
Limited enrollment. No finals. Instead a final drafting assignment is required. Grades include class participation.
Approved IP LLM course