256.12 sec. 001 - New Business Counseling Practicum (Spring 2019)
Instructor: William A. Kell (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Course End: April 23, 2019
Enroll Limit: 15
As of: 06/11 02:48 PM
The course 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. Critical questions include:
* What do entrepreneurs need to know re: law and management in order to survive and thrive?
* How can consultants assist entrepreneurs effectively, both in dealing with acute legal problems, and in planning preventively for the future?
* How can lawyers and other professionals (e.g., MBAs) work effectively together to assist
new businesses, given the often interconnected nature of legal and business problems?
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.
Law 256.12 is the clinical component of the New Business Practicum, which can only be elected in conjunction with the New Business Practicum Seminar (Law 256.15) or the Advanced New Business Legal Practicum Seminar (Law 256.16). Phase 2 of Registration going forward students need to FIRST elect the Practicum Seminar (256.15), and those who get in will be provided with the enrollment code at the beginning of the term to enable them to sign up for Law 256.12.
Practicum Law students and LLMs must elect 256.12 for FOUR credits; Practicum MBA students must elect between 1 and 3 credits.
New Business Practicum Seminar (Law 256.15) or Advanced New Business Legal Practicum Seminar (Law 256.16) are co-requisites.
This class may be counted as either an Option 1 class (two Option 1 classes satisfy the J.D. writing requirement) or units from this class may count toward the J.D. Experiential Requirement. This class may count for both requirements if and only if a student is electing Option 1 and the student's other Option 1 class being used to satisfy the J.D. writing requirement is not being counted towards any other requirement.
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