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.

Enrollment Pre-/Co- Requisite Information

Law 210 Business Associations is a mandatory prerequisite for the class.
Law 384 Securities Regulation and Law 534 Advising the Entrepreneurial Client are also recommended, but not required, as prerequisites for this course.

Spring 2022

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room
532.01
Course Credits
Group project(s)
Practical exercises
Class participation
W.H. "Kip" Johnson III Th 4:00-6:45 PM 4055
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW-532-01-Sp22
Email list: LAW-532-01-Sp22@sakai.duke.edu
Course
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - JD-LLM-LE
Course Areas of Practice