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292B sec. 001 - New Business Legal Bootcamp (Fall 2020)

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

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.

Meetings:

    M 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Internet/Online
    From August 17, 2020
    To September 14, 2020

    W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Internet/Online
    From August 19, 2020
    To September 02, 2020

    W 3:35 PM - 4:50 PM
    Location: Internet/Online
    From September 09, 2020
    To September 16, 2020

Course Start: August 17, 2020
Course End: September 16, 2020
Class Number: 32691

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 6
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 17
As of: 09/23 11:58 PM


New Business Law Bootcamp is a stand-alone offering of the intensive training in transactional law provided to New Business Law Clinic students. The Bootcamp is a six 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 the New Business Law Clinic Seminar courses run concurrently for the first five weeks of the term, with the clinic students 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 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 will not be eligible to enroll concurrently in the New Business Law Clinic and/or Seminar. However, students who have completed the Bootcamp may participate 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 Legal Bootcamp Seminar (Law 292C) and also elect 4 credits of Clinical hours (Law 295.5M). The Advanced New Business Legal 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.

Due to the nature of this class, some or all of the sessions may not be recorded and posted except as required for accommodation of students with disabilities.

Due to the nature of this class, real-time attendance is required (without an alternative way to earn equivalent credit) except in cases of illness or emergency.


Real-time attendance at the first Zoom 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 or have prior permission of the instructor 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: Simulation Courses
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Business Law

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Books:
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  • Business Model Generation
    Osterwalder
    Edition: 2010
    ISBN: 9780470876411
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.amazon.com/Business-Model-Generation-Visionaries-Challengers/dp/0470876417
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $34.95
    Price Source: user provided
  • Entrepreneur's Guide to Law and Strategy
    Bagley
    Edition: 5th 2018
    ISBN: 9781285428499
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.amazon.com/Entrepreneurs-Guide-Law-Strategy-ebook-dp-B06X9DRMB5/dp/B06X9DRMB5/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 132.75
    Price Source: user provided
  • Business Planning Guide
    Bangs
    Edition: 9th 2002
    ISBN: 9780793154098
    e-Book Available: No
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 26.95
    Price Source: user provided
  • Lawyers as Counselors
    Binder
    Edition: 4th 2019
    ISBN: 9781640203907
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.westacademic.com/Lawyers-as-Counselors-A-Client-Centered-Approach-3
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 114.75
    Price Source: user provided

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