Ex. In-House Counsel

Course Information

Course Number
L8101
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Areas of Study
Corporate Law and Transactions, Lawyering, Legal Profession and Professional Responsibility
Type
Externship
Additional Attributes
Experiential Credit

Section 001 Information

Instructors

Section Description

The In-House Counsel Externshp counseling will provide students with an understanding of roles in-house lawyers play while offering them an opportunity to experience that work firsthand. The 2-hour externship seminar will explore areas of the law that are integral to in-house corporate practice – including corporate governance, securities and SEC reporting, M&A, internal investigations, employment law, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), cyber security, contracts, and litigation (especially class actions) – from the perspective of the attorney whose job is simultaneously both lawyer and client. The seminar component will also explore the ethical considerations of in-house attorneys including conflicts of interest and confidentiality. Field placements will provide students the opportunity to learn from practice in corporations’ and institutions’ legal departments. Students will integrate the seminar-based skills into their field practice.

Students will be assessed on class assignments and performance.

School Year & Semester
Fall 2021
Location
WJWH L104
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Monday
4:20 - 6:10 pm
Points
2
Method of Evaluation
Other
J.D Writing Credit?
Minor (automatic)

Learning Outcomes

Primary
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in statutory and regulatory analysis, including close reading of statutes and regulations, and application to facts
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in ethical and professional issues
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in various lawyering skills, for example, oral advocacy, legal writing and drafting, legal research, negotiation, and client communication

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
None

Other Sections of Ex. In-House Counsel

Section 001

School Year & Semester

Spring 2022

Instructors

Location

WJWH 416

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday

Points

2

Section 002

School Year & Semester

Fall 2021

Instructors

Points

2

Section 002

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