532.01 Venture Capital Financing

This class will focus on the legal and economic structure of venture capital transactions and will familiarize students with the legal agreements used to document these transactions. Using lectures and in-class exercises, students will learn the function of the most common transaction documents, the economic and/or legal purpose of the provisions contained within these documents and alternative approaches to address specific situations. Throughout the semester, students will work on a simulated transaction to gain experience in negotiating and drafting documents with an emphasis on meeting client objectives. Students will be evaluated on the basis of class participation and written assignments.

Business Associations is a mandatory prerequisite for the class. Securities Regulation and Advising the Entrepreneurial Client are recommended preparation for the course.

Enrollment Pre-/Co- Requisite Information

LAW 384 SECURITIES REGULATION and LAW 534 ADVISING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CLIENT are also recommended, but not required, as prerequisites for this course.

Spring 2019

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
W.H. "Kip" Johnson III
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.532.01.Sp19
Email list: LAW.532.01.Sp19@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - JD-LLM-LE
Course Areas of Practice