292B sec. 001 - New Business Legal Bootcamp (Fall 2019)
Instructor: William A. Kell (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Desiree Lafleur
Instructor: Kevin Xu
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- M 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 141
From August 19, 2019
To September 23, 2019
W 3:35 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: Law 141
From August 19, 2019
To September 18, 2019
Course End: September 23, 2019
Class Number: 32839
Enroll Limit: 20
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM
New Business Law Bootcamp Seminar is a stand-alone offering of the intensive training in transactional law provided to New Business Law Clinic students. The Bootcamp is a five 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 Law Clinic Seminar courses run concurrently for the first five weeks of the term, with the clinic students then continuing on after week six to represent their start up clients for the remainder of the semester. Students who complete the Bootcamp can, in a future term, apply to become a New Business Law Clinic student (see below).
Teaching methods for the Bootcamp Seminar 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 Clinic 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 two hours of walk-in office hours to interview and counsel new entrepreneurs about their legal needs. All student participation in incubator office hours will be supervised by Clinic Supervising Attorney or Teaching Fellow.
Students enrolled in New Business Law Bootcamp Seminar will not be eligible to enroll concurrently in the New Business Law Clinic and/or Seminar. However, students who have completed the Bootcamp may enroll in the New Business Law Clinic (Law 295.5M) in a subsequent semester if they concurrently enroll in a one-unit version of the New Business Law Clinic Seminar called the Advanced New Business Law Bootcamp Seminar (Law 292C) and also elect 4 credits of Clinical hours (Law 295.5M). The Advanced New Business Law Bootcamp Seminar consists of the New Business Law Clinic seminar classes not included in the Bootcamp.
Note: Given the nature of this course, short of extraordinary circumstances, students will not be approved to drop after the Cal Central add/drop period ends.
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.
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