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Spring 2016
LAW799  AS  STARTUP PRACTICUM

Course Description
The Startup Practicum connects University of Miami School of Law students with new ventures in need of legal assistance. Students in the Startup Practicum help clients with organizing, financing, talent, intellectual property, risk, regulation and other legal issues that arise for entrepreneurs as they launch their new businesses and organizations.Specific legal matters students in the Startup Practicum assist clients with include: selecting and forming a business entity, such as LLC or C-corp; evaluating, negotiating and documenting financing transactions (equity and debt); drafting independent contractor, employee, joint venture and other agreements; protecting intellectual property, including applying for patents and trademarks; and, drafting Terms of Service and Privacy Policies for websites and apps. Students also help with client development and related activities. Students receive 6 credits for one semester in the Startup Practicum, during which they attend weekly staff meetings and perform 300 hours of service. All 3L, 2L and LLM students may apply as there are no prerequisites and CLI certification from the Florida Bar is not needed. However, enrollment is limited and preference is given to students that have taken Startup Law, LawWithoutWalls and other courses in the relevant subject matters. To apply, interested students should email a resume and transcript (unofficial is acceptable) to
dravicher@law.miami.edu.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-11-2016 - 04-20-2016   F  10:00 AM-11:50 AM G363

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 6
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
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Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions: Enrollment is limited and preference is given to students that have taken Startup Law and Entrepreneurship, LawWithoutWalls or other courses in the relevant subject matters and are nearest to graduation. To apply, interested students may email a resume and transcript (unofficial is acceptable) to dravicher@law.miami.edu. Applications received by October 19 will be considered.
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None

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