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USC Gould School of Law

Counseling the Startup Company     LAW-827

This course will explore the legal issues and business challenges that lawyers face when counseling startup companies. Topics covered will include entity formation, corporate governance, employment and compensation, negotiation of commercial transactions, intellectual property, and privacy and data security. Additional topics may be covered depending on student interest and current events. This course will utilize real-life examples from startup companies in California and is intended to provide a realistic view into the day-to-day practice of lawyers in the field.

Units 2, 3, 4
Grading Options Numeric or CR/D/F
Exam Type In-class Exam
Writing Requirement No
Skills/Experiential Requirement No

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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