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256.11 sec. 001 - New Business Legal Bootcamp (Spring 2019)

Instructor: William A. Kell  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1


    Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 141
    From January 08, 2019
    To February 05, 2019

    Th 3:35 PM - 4:50 PM
    Location: Law 141
    From January 08, 2019
    To February 07, 2019

Course Start: January 08, 2019
Course End: February 07, 2019
Class Number: 31206

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 18
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 18
As of: 06/11 02:48 PM

This course will meet in Boalt Hall 141.

The New Business Legal Bootcamp is a stand-alone offering of the intensive training in transactional law. The Bootcamp is a 6 week mini-course that provides an efficient but thorough overview of the legal and business landscape which entrepreneurs must navigate to succeed. The Bootcamp and New Business Practicum courses run concurrently for the first 6 weeks of the term, with the New Business Practicum students then continuing on after week 6 to represent their start up clients for the remainder of the term. Students may not enroll in both the Bootcamp and the New Business Practicum.

Teaching methods include classroom lectures and simulations. The course covers a wide range of legal and business knowledge, reflecting the many areas that entrepreneurs need help with: entity formation, business modeling, capitalization, employment, risk management, contracts, intellectual property, and others. The course will also cover the drafting of transactional documents commonly used by start-ups - formation documents, contracts, and capital raising documents such as term sheets, restricted stock agreements and convertible notes. In addition, the course introduces important "bedside manner" skills in interviewing and counseling for transactional attorneys, by having students attend and critique simulations of first client meetings conducted by Practicum students. In the middle of the mini-course, students will have the chance to meet real entrepreneurs in an informal reception setting to hear about their business vision and challenges of start-up. Students will also be expected to participate in 2 hours of walk-in office hours to interview new entrepreneurs. All student participation in incubator office hours will be supervised by the instructor or other volunteer attorneys.

​Students enrolled in New Business Legal Bootcamp will not be eligible to enroll concurrently in the New Business Practicum Clinical Hours and/or Seminar. However, students who have completed the Bootcamp may enroll in the New Business Practicum in a subsequent semester if they concurrently enroll in a one-unit version of the New Business Practicum Seminar called the Advanced New Business Practicum Seminar. The Advanced New Business Practicum Seminar consists of the seminar classes not included in the Bootcamp.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Business Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Simulation Courses

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