256.15 sec. 1 - New Business Counseling Practicum Seminar (Spring 2014)Instructor: William A. Kell (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: W 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 141
Course Start: January 07, 2014
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49763
The New Business Counseling Practicum is a clinical program in which students assist local start-up businesses. All Practicum students must sign up for the 2 credit Seminar as the classroom component, and then also 1-4 units for the clinical work conducted with entrepreneur clients over the term.
The seminar will ready students for transactional lawyering and consulting with business clients, but in the larger sense, will demonstrate in depth what is needed to start a successful business. The course will also examine ethical issues and other critical practice matters for transactional lawyers and other professionals.
Teaching methods include classroom lectures, panels, field trips, and simulations. Students start working with their real start-up clients by the 4th week and continue through the remainder of the term. Students work in interdisciplinary teams and under Instructor supervision, to research and formulate options that will address their entrepreneur clients' needs.
Traditional topic areas be examined and applied particularly in the context of assisting new businesses. Areas of law will include: business regulation, risk management, contracts, intellectual property, and taxation. Areas of business management will include financing, marketing, business planning, and evaluating financials. Finally, mixed areas of law and business management will be examined, including entity formation, capital formation, and tax planning.
This course satisfies the Skills Requirement.
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