Sunday, September 28, 2014
The Startup Legal Garage course is a full year course with seminar and fieldwork components each semester.
Classroom Component: Weekly seminar addresses doctrinal issues in Intellectual Property and Corporate law. This course will orient students to the expectations of a transactional law practice and students will develop and apply lawyering skills such as transaction planning and management, client interviewing and counseling, navigating conflict of interest issues, and legal research. Students will bring redacted versions of their deals into the classroom.
Fieldwork Component: Under the close supervision of a practicing attorney, students will work with entrepreneurs in their very early stages of business planning. The Startup Legal Garage is not an external placement clinic. With the nature of startup work, the fieldwork will ebb and flow, and students will not be working on a client project at all times. Students will, however, have the opportunity across the year to work with actual clients under the supervision of seasoned attorneys. There is no substitute for the real world.