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ML: Entrepreneurship and Startup Law (Klayman/Seltzer)

Summer 2024   LAW 525-301  

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Additional Information
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement



Class meets in person.

Meeting Times/Location
TR 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Gittis Hall 214

Masters in Law


This course offers a practical and intensive survey of the critical legal and transactional issues facing emerging small businesses and start-ups. In a highly interactive environment and using a combination of case analysis, class discussion, exercises, student presentations, and real-world insight from guest lecturers, topics include the enforceability of confidentiality, non-competition and restrictive covenants in employment agreements; choice of business form including each form’s legal, financial, and tax considerations; raising capital; mergers, acquisitions and other entrepreneurial deal structures; employment law; and intellectual property law including trade secrets, copyrights, patents, and trademarks. By the end of this course, students will have gained a strong understanding of the many legal issues that come into play before, during, and after the formal creation of a business.

Course Concentrations

Business and Corporate Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of business and corporate law; Perform legal analysis in the context of business and corporate law; Communicate effectively on topics related to business and corporate law; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between the world of business and finance and that of business and corporate law, and how they affect other areas of law and society.