L8107 S. Technology and Venture Capital

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Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None

Instructor Co-requisites
None

Recommended Courses
None

Other Limitations
Admission to the course is by permission of the instructors (please see course description for application instructions).

Learning Outcome Goals

Primary Goals

  • Students will learn about the lifecycle of a technology company, the stakeholders involved, the idiosyncrasies of the startup ethos, and the attorney’s role in the ecosystem.
  • Students will learn about the key issues facing founders when starting a new venture, including those relating to employment law, securing intellectual property, granting equity, and incorporating an entity.
  • Students will learn the intricacies of preferred stock financings, with a particular focus on the terms negotiated between founders and their investors. Students will demonstrate an understanding of this material through participation in a mock term sheet negotiation.
  • Students will interact with in-house counsel from New York-based technology companies and gain an understanding of the ways to get an in-house job, the issues those lawyers confront, and the practical skills they exercise.
  • Students will gain experience with research and presentation skills by preparing and delivering a presentation to the class on an issue in technology and venture capital law.

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