BUSINESS PLANNING I: FINANCING THE START-UP BUSINESS AND VENTURE CAPITAL FINANCING
(LAWA-4034) - 3 UNITS

Business Law Practicum I introduces students to the various legal and business considerations involved in forming and operating an emerging growth business. The course will examine the deal cycle of a start up company, including selecting a business entity, structuring the economic benefits and management control among various owners, protecting intellectual property and raising capital. Using a simulated deal format, students will review and analyze agreements and other legal documents typically used in organizing and financing a start-up business. The course objective is to integrate theory and practice in order to prepare students for the types of projects and challenges they will confront as lawyers in the first year of a transactional practice. A substantial component of the student's grade will consist of class participation, including drafting exercises. In addition, students will prepare at least two written projects. There is no final exam.

*Effective Summer 2017 this course will no longer fulfill the upper division writing requirement.

Experiential Course  

Prerequisites:
Business Associations (LAWA-4003) 
or
LAW-4A03