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Role of In-House Counsel at a Nonprofit
J.D. Seminar 1185 | 1 credit hours
This intensive one-credit course will take students through a fast-paced transaction for a nonprofit to enter into a joint venture with a for-profit company for the digital distribution of a live ballet program in cinemas and beyond. It will take place over the course of a weekend during the school year. The students will play the role of in-house counsel at a nonprofit and the organization’s Chief Digital and Media Officer (also a J.D.) involved with putting together the deal. The goal of the course is to simulate through this hypothetical scenario, the complex array of business, legal and nonprofit governance considerations needed to guide the organization’s decisions in a heavily watched and regulated area.
Prerequisite: Contracts (or Bargain, Exchange and Liability); Corporations. Recommended: some exposure to nonprofit law and intellectual property matters helpful but not required.
This course will meet for one weekend only on the following schedule: Friday, 11/7/14, 4:00 – 6:00 pm; Saturday, 11/8/14 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; and Sunday, 11/9/14, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory. Note: This course is mandatory pass/fail and will not count toward the 7 credit pass/fail limit for J.D. students.