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Entrepreneurship Law [Executive LLM]

This course is designed for international students seeking LLM or LLMk degrees. JD student enrollment is invited and welcomed. The seminar will present students with U.S. law associated with the formation, operation and sale of a privately-held or family business. The topics will include choice of entity, special issues of governance and succession, facilities leases, purchase and lease of equipment and financing same, employment issues, distribution and franchise agreements, intellectual property and advertising issues, real estate acquisition and financing, letters of intent and the sale of assets/equity interests. Method of instruction: In addition to instruction provided by Prof. Mann, other individuals from the Chicago legal community may present lectures on some of the subjects. These presentations will place more emphasis on practical problems and problem solving techniques than traditional law school classes. Students will conduct research and write legal memoranda or opinion letters on hypothetical case studies and will review and draft legal documents (e.g., an operating agreement for a Limited Liability Company). At least one of the three written assignments will be reviewed by the instructor and returned to the student for revisions and resubmission. Students will also make oral presentations from time to time on the projects on which they are working, and will be asked, from time to time, to comment on differences between U.S. law and the law of their home countries. Method of evaluation: Students will receive grades on each paper and a composite grade for the entire semester based on their attendance, classroom participation and written work. There will be no final examination. Texts: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Law" 3rd edition, by Bagley and Dauchy Prerequisite: Corporations or Business Associations. Helpful courses: Intellectual Property, Antitrust, Securities Regulation, Real Estate Transactions, Contract Drafting and U.S. tax law


Catalog Number: BUSCOM 631M
Practice Areas: Business, Corporate,Trans AreaCommercial Practice Area


Course History

Spring 2014
Title: Entrepreneurship Law [Executive LLM]
Faculty: Mann, David S. (courses  |  homepage)
Metropulos, Maria
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 22



Spring 2013
Title: Entrepreneurship Law (International and Comparative)
Faculty: Mann, David S. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 0



Spring 2012
Title: Entrepeneurship Law (LLM/K)
Faculty: Mann, David S. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 0



Spring 2011
Title: Entrepreneurship Law (International and Comparative)
Faculty: Mann, David S. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 22