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Practical Issues in Business Law

This course examines the interrelation of business and law through a series of guest lectures by senior-in-house counsel. The course exposes students to the types of complex legal/business challenges that in-house counsel face and how they address those challenges. Prior guest lecturers have included in-house attorneys from Allstate, AON, Baxter, CBOE, Discover Financial and Kraft. In prior years, topics covered included managing bet-the-company litigation, international joint ventures, crisis situation management, acquisitions and divestitures, internal investigations, insider trading and other regulatory compliance programs, and intellectual property protection.
This class will be co-taught by Pete Wentz, a former general counsel and former Associate Dean at Northwestern law, and Tom Finke, a Northwestern JD/MBA graduate and general manager of the Chicago office of Axiom Law.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Evaluation Method:
- 20 minute group presentation. The group presentation will be an extension of one of the topics covered by guest lecturer and will involve the group engaging in research (including meeting with the presenter for that session) to extend the class' knowledge of the topic
- One five page paper based on material covered in class.
- Class Participation
Course Materials: Readings will be assigned in advance of each session and provided on the course's web-site. There is no text book for the class.


Catalog Number: BUSCOM 670
Practice Areas: Business, Corporate,Trans AreaCriminal Law Practice AreaEnvironmental Law AreaIntellectual Property Practice Area
Additional Course Information: Business Concentration Elective ,  Class meets using University Calendar ,  JDMBA Student Preference ,  Requires Practicum Placement ,  Third year students only


Course History

Spring 2014
Title: Practical Issues in Business Law
Faculty: Wentz, R A.
Finke, Thomas S.
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 40     Actual: 40



Spring 2013
Title: Practical Issues in Business Law
Faculty: Wentz, R A.
Finke, Thomas S.
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 59     Actual: 0



Spring 2012
Title: Practical Issues in Bus. Law
Faculty: Wentz, R A.
Finke, Thomas S.
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 59     Actual: 0



Spring 2011
Title: Practical Issues in Business Law
Faculty: Van Zandt, David E.
Wentz, R A.
Finke, Thomas S.
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 22