Introduction to Law and Business
Section 1, Spring 23
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This class offers an introduction to transactional legal practice at the intersection of law and business. It is designed for students with little or no experience in transactional business law who wish to learn more about the range of issues that can arise in this area of legal practice. The course topics include initial entity formation, an overview of alternative fundraising transactions, and an examination of several other transactional relationships and regulatory obligations (such as SEC filings). Both legal and business considerations will be discussed.
Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.
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Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Students who have taken Corporations (LAW 6103 or LAW 6109), Accounting/Finance (LAW 6100 & 6101), Business Planning (LAW 7185) or Legal Issues in Corporate Finance (LAW 8012) cannot take this course. However, the exclusivity of this course with those courses is only 1-way; students who take this course are eligible to take any of those courses.
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: Required readings will be available via Canvas.
Course Notes: This course is designed primarily for 1Ls, so seats in the course are prioritized for the 1L lottery process (Oct. 27-31). 3Ls, LLMs and 2Ls will be able to obtain seats during the ADD/DROP process in SIS starting on Nov. 18th.
*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.
Cross Listed: No
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Concentrations: Business Organization and Finance
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM