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In-House Counsel: Law and Practice
J.D. Seminar 1032 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
This course will focus on aspects of the practice of law particular to lawyers serving as in-house counsel in businesses or non-profit organizations, including substantive legal issues and practical considerations relevant to lawyers for whom their employer is their only client. In-house counsel perform tasks that are often different from those performed by outside counsel and have certain advantages over outside counsel as well as well as different professional responsibility concerns. The seminar will be co-taught by Frederick Krebs, who served for over 20 years as the President of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and Russell Stevenson, Jr., who has taught law, been in private practice, and served for twelve years in-house counsel for both public and private business corporations. There will be several guest presentations by general counsel and leading practitioners. The grade for the course will be based on class participation and a research paper. This course is limited to 22 students.
Prerequisite: Corporations and Securities Regulation. Recommended: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Professional Responsibility.
Students may not receive credit for this course and Corporate Legal Department Practicum.