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ML: Entrepreneurship and the Law (Klayman/Seltzer) - online

Spring 2024   LAW 525-301  

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Additional Information

Skills Training
Oral Presentations
Team Projects
Other Professional Skills:

33% Participation,
34% Paper,
33% Other (Final Presentation)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement



Class meets online.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- Class sessions are regularly recorded. If you are absent due to illness or some other unavoidable circumstance, email me and I can send you an email with instructions for accessing the recording for the class session(s) you missed.

- I will make PowerPoint slides or other class materials routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

Meeting Times/Location
MW 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Masters in Law


This course offers an intensive and practical survey of the critical legal and transactional matters facing start-ups and emerging businesses. In an interactive environment using a combination of case analysis, class discussions, presentations, and real-world insights, students will learn about the foundational legal considerations involved in starting a business and establishing a sustainable organization. Topics include choice of business form; corporate governance; labor and employment law; intellectual property; privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity; capital raising; and common deal structures. By the end of the course, students will be equipped with an understanding of the legal fundamentals of creating, operating, and growing an enterprise.

Students must complete a final group project and write an end of semester paper. Attendance is mandatory (including during Add/Drop period) unless prior arrangements are made with the professor.

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.

Skills Learning outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of the individual course skill; Demonstrate the ability to receive and implement feedback; Demonstrate an understanding of how and when the individual course skill is employed in practice.

Perspectives on the Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of how the law affects, and is affected by, the individual course topic; Perform legal analysis in the context of the individual course topic; Communicate effectively on the legal and other aspects of the individual course topic; Demonstrate the ability to use other disciplines to analyze legal issues relevant to the individual course topic, including economics, philosophy, and sociology, as appropriate.