Legal Practice and the Startup Company: An Inside Look (SC)

Section 1, J-Term 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/16
Credits: 1
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TWRF
  • 0900-1200
  • WB119
01/17/2023 01/20/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This course will provide students with a unique perspective into the many aspects of a start-up business - from creation and capitalization to IP protection and skills needed for day-to-day operations. Students will engage and explore business planning, entity choice, governance, financing, and exit opportunities. The course will follow the creation, development and growth of Cardagin Networks, Inc., a Charlottesville-based mobile loyalty company that has been branded a market leader by Inc. Magazine, CNET, Financial Times, Street Fight, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. The course will be co-taught by the Founder and CEO of Cardagin and UVA Law Alum, Rob C. Masri '96.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will submit response papers during the class (i.e. prior to the completion of the course) directly to the instructors and not via EXPO.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Law and Finance of Venture Capital-Backed Firms (9251)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Saturday, January 14, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Monday, January 23, 11:59 PM