ML: Entrepreneurship Law (Clayton)
W 5:30PM - 8:15PM
Gittis Hall 2
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.
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.
"The Entrepreneur's Guide to Law and Strategy" by Constance E. Bagley; Craig E. Dauchy