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Law and Entrepreneurship




3 cr.


BA/Corps or Corporations

Student Year



This course will cover the life cycle of an entrepreneurial start up business and the legal issues that are involved during the life cycle of a firm-- from the starting point of the creation of the entrepreneurial idea, to the start up of a business (entity choice issues, financial and management rights) to issues of commercialization (contracting, IP rights) through exit (via IPO or private placement). This course will have theoretical, statutory, and common law elements to it to address the interplay of law with the business strategy and planning of founders and venture capitalists. Class sessions will consist of case and statutory analysis, case studies, presentations and group exercises. BA/Corps or Corporations is a prerequisite


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