292C sec. 001 - Advanced New Business Legal Bootcamp (Fall 2022)
Instructor: William A Kell (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
Course End: November 30, 2022
Enroll Limit: 3
As of: 02/17 06:39 AM
The Advanced New Business Legal Bootcamp Seminar consists of the New Business Law Clinic seminar classes not included in the Bootcamp. Advanced New Business Legal Bootcamp students begin the Seminar in week seven (on October 3). However, students will begin meeting with their supervising attorneys and assisting entrepreneur clients in the first week.
Course Start: October 3, 2022
Course End: November 30, 2022 (Make-up Class for Wednesday of Thanksgiving Week)
The one-unit Advanced New Business Law Bootcamp Seminar is for students who have completed the New Business Legal Bootcamp (292B). Enrolling in the Advanced New Business Legal Bootcamp Seminar allows these students to participate in the New Business Community Law Clinic, so long as they also elect four credits of the companion New Business Law Clinic clinical component. (Law 295.5M). Enrolling in the Advanced New Business Law Bootcamp Seminar is by application. Students can apply through the Berkeley Law Clinic Programs: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/forms/clinics/clinical_application.php.
The course will continue the learning gained from the New Business Legal Bootcamp, helping prepare students for transactional lawyering and consulting with business clients. In the larger sense, the course will demonstrate in-depth what is needed to start a successful business, while highlighting practice issues and ethical matters for transactional lawyers. Critical questions include:
* What do entrepreneurs need to know about the law in order to survive and thrive?
* How can lawyers effectively assist entrepreneurs, both in dealing with acute legal problems and in planning preventively for the future?
* How can entrepreneurs access legal help that is essential to business success, but so difficult to afford in the first 1-2 years?
* How can lawyers help alleviate historical barriers such as redlining and exclusion from economic development programs that have hindered immigrants and other entrepreneurs of color?
Advanced New Business Legal Bootcamp students will have the opportunity to provide supervised legal help to entrepreneurs from 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 New Business Law Clinic’s online legal resource library for entrepreneurs of limited means.
Teaching methods include classroom lectures, panels, and simulations. A variety of transactional legal areas will be examined and applied, particularly in the context of assisting new businesses. Areas will include, but not be limited to: risk management, contracts, intellectual property, taxation, permits and licenses. Areas of business management will also be examined, including business modeling and evaluating financials. Mixed areas of law and business management will be examined, including entity formation, capital formation, and tax planning.
Students work in teams of 3 to assist 2 full-service clients during the term with a variety of legal needs. Students are also expected to participate individually in six 1-hour appointments with entrepreneur clients who sign up for free office hours through NBCLC’s website. Students research and provide legal advice under Instructor supervision.
Successful completion of the New Business Legal Bootcamp (Law 292B) and have permission of the instructor.
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Clinics
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