This experiential course applies business law concepts and theory to the practice of corporate law. Through a series of simulations, students will encounter real-world scenarios and use practical lawyering skills as they learn to negotiate, draft and design the different deal documents in complex mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyouts; negotiate and draft Private Equity fund formation documents; and simulate real-life cases of shareholder activism and other corporate governance issues. Student will be expected to submit several short written assignments as well as participate in a larger final project.
Learning Outcomes - students will have achieved the following:
1. Acquire a basic understanding of the economics of corporate transactions and the practical impact of corporate law on deals and the structure of a business transaction.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the types of basic legal documents used in corporate settings.
3. Develop a strong understanding of how corporate law theories impact the shaping of the legal landscape.
4. Acquire a basic ability to draft transactional documents and develop a strong understanding of the structure and content of these documents.
5. Acquire a rudimentary research capability in the topics of corporate governance and corporate finance.