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A provocative fix for future debt
ceiling crises

Professor Steven L. Schwarcz has outlined a way for the executive branch to bypass Congress in case of another debt ceiling impasse by proposing the president securitize future tax revenues to avoid a default disaster.

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Law & Entrepreneurship

"My decision to attend Duke Law's LLM in Law and Entrepreneurship Program was, without question, the defining moment of my career. This is the most transformative program of its type and, in both substance and structure, fully engages attorneys in the entrepreneurial space. I highly recommend this program to any attorney who is interested in full and comprehensive immersion in the entrepreneurial space. Duke Law's LLM in Law and Entrepreneurship meets a rapidly growing need within the entrepreneurial world for professionals who can effectively counsel and lead innovative ventures."

— Vinny Asaro LLMLE '12
Managing Director, Rock Creek Capital

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  • Kip Frey portrait
    Visiting Professor of the Practice, Director of the Law and Entrepreneurship Program

    Frey is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, educator, and community leader. He has served in senior leadership positions in multiple start-up companies and was a partner at Intersouth Partners – the largest and oldest venture capital firm in the Southeast. He joined Intersouth in 2000 as a venture partner and served as a full-time partner from 2003 to 2009, working with the firm’s information technology portfolio.

  • Nowhere but Chancery: Shareholders Franchise and Private Ordering

    Leading practitioners and former Delaware jurists examine the evolution, prevalence and development of forum selection and arbitration bylaws following the Court of Chancery's recent "Boilermakers" decision. Moderated by Professor James D. Cox, the panel is comprised of Myron Steele, a partner at Potter Anderson & Corroon and the former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, William B. Chandler, a partner at Wilson Sonsini Rosati & Goodrich and the former Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, Stephen Lamb, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and the former Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, Joseph Slights, a partner at Morris James and a former judge of the Delaware Superior Court, and James L. Gale, Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases on the North Carolina Business Court. Sponsored by the Duke Business Law Society.

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