Tech Start-up Lawyering
Focusing on the questions that confront in-house lawyers at tech start-ups on a daily basis, this class equips students with the analytical tools to quickly get up to speed on new subjects, issue spot, and present business-oriented solutions. The purpose of the course is to emphasize business-minded legal judgment and convey practical lessons that are transferable to most in-house legal work. Coursework is simulation-based with an emphasis on legal analysis, contract interpretation, and business writing. Students work through common issues from the moment an in-house lawyer learns of a problem to the development, communication, and implementation of a solution tailored to a start-up’s risk appetite.