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256.16 sec. 001 - Advanced New Business Legal Practicum Seminar (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 February 19, 2019
    To April 19, 2019

    Th 3:35 PM - 4:50 PM
    Location: Law 141
    From February 21, 2019
    To April 19, 2019

Course Start: February 19, 2019
Course End: April 19, 2019

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 0
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 3
As of: 06/11 02:48 PM

This course meets in Boalt Hall 141.

The 1-unit Advanced Practicum Seminar is for previous students who have completed the New Business Legal Bootcamp (Law 256.11). Electing the Seminar allows these students to participate in the New Business Practicum clinical program, so long as they also elect 4 credits of the companion New Business Counseling Practicum Clinic course. (Law 256.12). Election of the Advanced Practicum Seminar requires instructor approval.

The New Business Practicum clinical program provides experiential learning to students while assisting start-up businesses. The seminar will ready students for transactional lawyering and consulting with entrepreneur clients of limited means, 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 can start working with entrepreneur clients by the 2nd 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 will 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. Mixed areas of law and business management will be examined, including entity formation, capital formation, and tax planning. Students will have the opportunity to provide supervised legal help to entrepreneurs in California's Bay Area and Central Valley, in a variety of contexts: 1:1 full service representation, limited service walk-in office hours, and legal trainings. Students may also research and develop content for the Practicum's online legal resource library for entrepreneurs of limited means.

Completion of New Business Legal Bootcamp (Law 256.11). Law 256.12 (New Business Counseling Practicum) is a co-requisite.

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

Exam Notes: (P+) Course requires a series of papers.
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Business Law

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