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2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW 324 - Business & Legal Problems

Entrepreneurship: Business and Legal Problems Entrepreneurship: Business and Legal Problems The Mason School of Business and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law will offer this course jointly. It is designed to familiarize 1) MBA students with the bodies of law and legal issues faced in a start-up, or smaller business enterprise and in the financing of an enterprise; and 2) to familiarize law students with the kinds of legal and business issues business executives face. Both business and law students will gain a hands-on understanding of how business executives and lawyers can work together to deal efficiently and effectively with matters inextricably part business and part legal. The course will have as its operational context the development and implementation of an actual business situation which will include a business plan. Students will be divided into teams with each team having a legal component (in-house counsel) and a business component executive team). The executive team will be primarily responsible for developing and implementing the business aspects of the enterprise, while in-house counsel will be responsible for raising and solving associated legal issues and implementing the necessary legal structures and agreements. The teams will be required to work together as they would be in any business to develop and implement the business plan and to bring the specified business case to commercial viability. In-house counsel will be paid (graded) in part by the executive team and executive performance will be assessed (graded) in part by in-house counsel. There will be a professor from each School with overall responsibility for the course and for the respective groups of students. Individual class sessions will usually involve other professors from the respective schools and outside resources as well. The class meetings will alternate weekly between the Mason School Marshall-Wythe. The course will use two texts: The Entrepreneurial Venture, 2nd Edition and The Entrepreneur¿s Guide to Business Law, 2nd Edition. This is a non-law course cross listed with law. The course materials will be found in Blackboard.