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LAW 919 - Startups & Venture Capital


Unit(s): 3

This course introduces students to the legal and business considerations in forming and operating startup and emerging growth companies, with a particular focus on venture capital transactions. It draws from substantive areas such as corporations, securities, intellectual property employment and tax. The course uses a simulated deal format in which students represent a new entrepreneurial client through a series of decisions and events as part of financing an early stage business. Written assignments throughout the semester simulate the tasks performed by a junior associate in a transactional practice. This allows students to see the life cycle of a deal and to address issues often encountered as the deal progresses from inception to completion. While the course focuses on startup and emerging growth companies and the particulars of venture capital investments, the substantive knowledge and deal skills are widely applicable to a variety of transactional contexts, both corporate and commercial.

Notes: Attendance rule for ‘closed’ limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first weeks of the semester.


Restriction: College restricted to School of Law
School of Law



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