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Business Planning Seminar
Professor Russell Stevenson
J.D. Seminar 058 | 3 credit hours
This seminar will introduce students to the various legal and business considerations – including corporate, securities and tax law, accounting and finance – that arise in forming, financing, and operating an early stage emerging growth company. During the course we will take a hypothetical startup company through a series of transactions from formation through a first round of venture financing. Students will work individually and in small groups and will be expected to complete short weekly written assignments and two or three lengthier assignments consisting of memoranda or draft legal documents. The written assignments will be similar to work actually done by attorneys in private practice. The grade will be based on class participation and the quality of the written assignments; there will be no exam.
Prerequisite: Corporations and Taxation I. Strongly Recommended: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Taxation II; Securities Regulation.
Students may not receive credit for this seminar and Corporate Transactions: Negotiating the Deal and Drafting the Documents or International Business Planning Workshop.
Students who wish to take this seminar should make every effort to fulfill the prerequisites in their second year.