Section Description Provided by Instructor
The Workshop is a hands-on introduction to the practice of mergers and acquisitions taught by two partners at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Throughout the semester, students will act as the outside attorneys to a hypothetical U.S. public company that is a takeover target. Class sessions will be oriented to teaching practical skills. Students will make presentations to a fictional board of directors, advise the general counsel of the target, strategize about defensive techniques and negotiate a merger. Through it all, students will learn techniques to apply the law of public takeovers to a constantly-evolving hypothetical transaction. Written work will consist of "real-world" documents and mark-ups typically prepared by outside counsel in M&A transactions.
Students will be expected to participate actively during class and complete regular written assignments (both on an individual basis and in teams), starting with a written assignment for the first class session.
Corporations is a prerequisite.
F 9:10a - 11:00a
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Minor (automatic), Major (only upon consultation)
Learning Outcome Goals
No learning outcome goals have been provided.