540.01 Startup Law: Representing the Company

This course takes students through the legal issues likely to present themselves in the lifecycle of a high growth technology company from inception/incorporation through acquisition (the typical liquidity event). Startup Law exposes students to the types of issues, questions and documentation that they encounter as a lawyer for an entrepreneurial venture. The course is a survey of entrepreneurial law considerations and does not attempt to invoke policy considerations. While the content is similar to Law 534 Advising the Entrepreneurial Client, this does not satisfy the requirements for the JD/LLMLE nor the LLMLE. Business Associations highly recommended as a prerequisite but may be taken as a co-requisite. Final grade based on exam and in class participation.

Fall 2019

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room
Course Credits
Final Exam
Class participation
Erika J.S. Buell, Bryan McGann Tu/Th 8:55-10:20 AM 4000
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.540.01.F19
Email list: LAW.540.01.F19@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Areas of Practice