534.01 Advising the Entrepreneurial Client

The goal of Advising the Entrepreneurial Client is to prepare students to assist in the representation of a start-up venture/angel backed company. This course takes students through the legal issues likely to present themselves in the lifecycle of a typical technology company from inception/incorporation through acquisition (the typical liquidity event). Advising the Entrepreneurial Client exposes students to the types of issues, questions and documentation that they encounter and the lawyering skills that they need as a lawyer for an entrepreneurial venture. The course is a survey of entrepreneurial law considerations and does not attempt to invoke policy considerations.

Students are graded on class participation, weekly group homework, and three major drafting assignments.

Class is open to students pursuing the LLM in Law & Entrepreneurship.  Students not in this program should consider Law 540: Startup Law: Representing the Company.

Special Notes:

Reserved for 1 year LLM-LE Students

Enrollment Pre-/Co- Requisite Information

Business Associations

Fall 2019

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Group project(s)
Practical exercises
Class participation
Erika J.S. Buell
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.534.01.F19
Email list: LAW.534.01.F19@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD-LLM-LE
Course Areas of Practice