Corporate Counseling Fundamentals

This course studies the role of the in-house corporate counsel (as well as outside counsel who work closely with corporate clients). We will introduce key recurring substantive areas that concern every business entity i.e., contracts and transactions; intellectual property; product liability and marketing regulation; antitrust; employment law and ethics. We will also examine the unique skill sets particularly utilized by inside counsel-corporate memo and letter writing, negotiation and mediation, and resource allocation. Grades will be based on a series of short research, writing, drafting, and problem solving exercises that will be basis of class discussion. One or more guest speakers will examine the corporate business functions and their interactions with the General Counsel.
Credits: 3

Type: SEM

Does this course satisfy the writing requirement? No

Does this course satisfy the skills requirement? Yes