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Corporate Law

Accounting & Finance for Lawyers

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Course Description: The course is an invaluable, sophisticated introduction to accounting, which is the universal language of business. It assumes no background in accounting …


Advanced Legal Research: Business and Tax

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Course Description: Business and Tax Legal Research provides students with an introduction to business and tax related materials and advanced training on the finding …


Antitrust Law

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Course Description: This course examines the statutory prohibitions upon cartel behavior and upon monopolization and attempts to monopolize, as well as the intersection of …


Banking Law

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Course Description: A course on the formation, regulation, and governance of banking and related financial institutions. The course will examine “cyber banking,” including issues related …


Boilerplate and Standard-Form Agreements Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar examines how standard-form agreements interact with underlying legal norms, and whether, when, and how, should the law allow the forms …


Business Associations

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Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the laws governing business entities. We will examine the structure and characteristics of modern business organizations, …


Business Bankruptcy

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Course Description: The course will focus on the business bankruptcy process, principally Chapter 11 reorganizations. Topics to be addressed include the basics of federal …


Business Basics for Lawyers

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Course Description: A one-credit course for students who need a basic introduction into business language, incentives, and concepts. Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No …


Business of Law

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Course Description: In this course, students will analyze shifts in the market for legal services by reviewing literature from law, business, psychology, sociology, among …


Business Torts and Unfair Competition

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The first year course in Tort Law introduced the role of tort doctrines, such as intentional interference with protected legal interests, negligent breach of …


Cannabiz: Exploring the “Legalized” Cannabis Industry

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Course Description: This course will be an exploration of the risks inherent in entrepreneurial businesses, and the ways in which entrepreneurs embrace the possibility …


Corporate Finance

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Course Description: The course will provide a detailed review of the economics and rights associated with standard securities issuances, such as the sale of …


Corporate Governance Law

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Course Description: This course examines the role of in-house counsel in a major U.S. corporation. Topics of study include corporate organization, litigation management strategies, …


Drafting Business Contracts

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Course Description: This course will focus on the skills, techniques, and strategies that transactional business lawyers need to employ when drafting business contracts such …


Employment Discrimination Law

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Course Description: This course addresses developments in civil rights law in the context of the workplace. We will look at the growing body of …


Employment Law

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Course Description: This course focuses on federal and state regulation of the employment relationship, including constitutional, statutory, and common-law restrictions on employer activities. Subjects covered …


Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic

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Course Description: Students enrolled in the EBLC assist young companies – not ready or able to hire attorneys – on a pro bono basis …


Federal Income Tax

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Course Description: The course provides an introduction to the basic principles of the federal income tax. The principal subject areas include: (1) characteristics of …


Franchise Agreements

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Course Description: The course will provide students with an overview of franchise law, drafting franchise agreements, franchisor/franchisee relationships, complying with conflicting state and international …


Governance in Action: Advising a Board in Times of Stress

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Course Description: Examination of the complex and intertwined governance, securities laws and practical business issues presented when advising a board of directors in a …


Health Care Agreements and Transactions Seminar

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Course Description: This course will examine the unique health care regulatory and industry features of common health care agreements and transactions. Experiential Course Requirement? Yes …


Hot Money Seminar

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Course Description: This course explores the legal regulation of financial speculators in a variety of financial markets, chosen by the students, that may include, …


Insurance Law

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Insurance law is of great importance to all lawyers, whether they litigate or do office practice. This 3-hour course covers many insurance issues, including …


International Business Arbitration

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Course Description: The course examines the international arbitration process and the legal framework of private contract, national law, and international treaties in which it …


International Business Transactions

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Course Description: This course introduces students to the classic procedures for resolving international disputes. We will look at negotiation, mediation, fact-finding, conciliation, arbitration and …


International Joint Ventures

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This course provides an introduction to the issues associated with international joint ventures. Drawing primarily on case studies involving entertainment companies, topics include, among …


International Mergers and Acquisitions

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Course Description: Using a variety of case studies, this course explores issues associated with cross-border transactions involving both public and private corporations. Topics of …


International Trade

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Course Description: This course will provide background on the dynamics and the legal framework governing and impacting international trade. We will examine key trading …


Investment Management Law

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Course Description: This course examines the law of broker/dealers, investment companies, investment advisers, mutual funds, pension funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, and other …


Labor Law

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Course Description: This course will explore federal regulation of labor-management relations in private sector, focusing upon employee organizational and representational rights; selection of bargaining representative; …


Law and Economics

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Course Description: This course examines these and similar questions by introducing the students to one of today’s most powerful schools of legal thought, Law …


Lawyers as Leaders

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Course Description: Through the cases and exercises, students will gain experience analyzing issues, exercising judgment, and making difficult decisions – the hallmarks of skillful …


Lost in Translation: Can Your Client Hear You?

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Course Description: This “capstone” course will focus on issues facing a national insurance company in the hours and days immediately following a major national …


Mergers & Acquisitions

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Course Description: This course explores the planning of corporate mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations, examining the application and integration of state corporate law, federal securities …


Nonprofit Organizations

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Course Description: This course will examine the major aspects of governance and tax law issues affecting the nonprofit sector. The emphasis will be on …


Real Estate Development

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Course Description: The course will take a practical, “hands on” approach to the multi-faceted area of real estate development law. Case studies based on actual, …


Regulatory Compliance

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Course Description: This course will analyze the legal, ethical and policy foundations of regulatory compliance: the effort to translate statutory requirements into compliant corporate …


Securities Regulation

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Course Description: The course covers the regulation of distributions of securities by issuers and their affiliates under the Federal Securities Act of 1933 and …


Small Business Finance

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Course Description: Uses a case study to integrate the many areas of law needed when handling the finances of a small business. We follow a …


Taxation of Business Enterprises

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Course Description: We will study the basics of taxation of corporations, partnerships, and LLCs. Among other goals, this course will prepare a student to …


The China Connection

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Course Description: This “capstone” course centers on problem solving and the skills and professional judgment required in transactional work. The course will emphasize application …


The Hospital Problem

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Course Description: This “capstone” course will explore four segments related to hospital systems: advice to the corporations on the business deal; advice to the …


Transactional Practice

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Course Description: Students will explore the procedural and substantive aspects of transactional practice; conduct original research and write a formal report (in multiple drafts); …


White Collar Crime

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Course Description: This course focuses on the investigation, prosecution and defense of white-collar crimes. Sophisticated criminal offenses often use power, influence or trust for …