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

Business Planning: Financing the Start-Up Business and Venture Capital Financing introduces students to the various legal and business considerations involved in forming and operating an early stage 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 their early years of a transactional practice. A substantial component of the student's grade will consist of class participation and the completion of several graded assignments. There is no final exam.

Experiential Course  

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