S. The Role of the General Counsel in the Modern Economy

Course Information

Course Number
L8202
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Areas of Study
Corporate Law and Transactions, Intellectual Property and Technology, Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, Labor and Employment Law, Lawyering
Type
Seminar
Additional Attributes
Experiential Credit

Section 001 Information

Instructor

Section Description

This course will begin on January 31, 2024 and will meet on the following dates: January 31, February 7, February 28, March 6. Instructor is Michael Ullmann, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Johnson and Johnson (retired), where he oversaw all legal matters.

The course will explore the role of the General Counsel through the lens of real-world issues facing practitioners today, with a focus on the practical skills necessary to advise a business in the modern economy. The course will first address the fundamentals — including who is, and is not, the General Counsel’s client, as well as how expectations of the role of in-house counsel have evolved alongside increased velocity in business decision-making. The course will then turn to issues facing General Counsels today. The course will close with an examination of the challenges and opportunities associated with leading and managing a large, diverse, global workforce. Apart from the course materials, students will also hear from business, government, and legal professionals who will share insights about the topics covered.

School Year & Semester
Spring 2024
Dates
January 31 - February 7
Location
WJWH L104
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Wednesday
4:20 pm - 7:20 pm
Dates
February 28 - March 6
Location
WJWH L104
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Wednesday
4:20 pm - 7:20 pm
Points
1
J.D Writing Credit?
No

Learning Outcomes

Primary
  • 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 collaboration and teamwork.

Course Limitations

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