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LAW 1058: Lawyering for Entrepreneurship
Spring 2020 • Section 01 • CRN 36464

Course Description

This writing seminar will introduce students to the practice of business transactions law. Business transactions can, of course, take many forms, but most commonly involve either acquisitions or financings. These are fancy words for "purchases" and "investments," respectively. Other transactions include joint ventures, product development agreements, franchise agreements, licenses, and so on. This course is organized around two transactions: (i) the formation (financing) of an imaginary high-tech venture, and (ii) an asset purchase by that venture of another business. In addition to the skills component, students will be expected to draft documents, maintain a strategy journal, and complete several written assignments.


Day/Time Location
T/Th 10:15-11:50 AM Klein 6A

Course Details

  • Jonathan Lipson
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Writing Research
  • Experiential/Professional Skills


Registration Info

Registration Notes

This course was formerly titled Transactional Skills Workshop, and has been renamed to more closely reflect the course content.

Concurrent Pre-Requisites

The following courses must be taken prior to or concurrently with this course:

  • LAW 0508 (Corporations)

Equivalent Courses

You may not register for this course if you are enrolled in or have already taken the following:

  • LAW 0926 (Transactional Skills Workshop)

Book List/Materials