Law 798:  Corporate Counsel Seminar (Summer)

The Corporate Counsel Seminar is designed to expose students to the role of general counsel in a corporation or limited liability company.  Students will participate in a classroom seminar that will examine readings and case studies related to the role and responsibilities of corporate counsel.  It may include lectures by academics, corporate counsel, and business executives geared toward providing students with a better understanding of the challenges that face corporate counsel, as well as their tasks and responsibilities. 

The class will meet daily from May 17 - May 28 and will also have one or two online training modules during the summer. Tentative topics include the Role of In-House Counsel, Shareholder Activism, Internal Investigations, Privileges and Confidentiality, Business Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Conflict of Interest policies, Litigation Freeze Letters, Document Holds, Document Retention Policies, Employment and Labor Law, Establishing credibility and reliability as in-house counsel, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Anti-Bribery.

Prerequisites and Sequence: There are no prerequisites for this course. However, the seminar is a prerequisite for the field placement course. Registering for the Corporate Counsel Seminar without the field placement component will only be granted if there are available seats in the course, following registration of those who are registered for the corporate counsel field placement.

Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on some combination of short (2 to 3 page) response papers/responses to study questions (due before each class), responses to training modules, presentations, individual class participation, and a final paper.

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