About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Counseling the Startup Company (LLM Only) (Spring 2019)
- Course Number: LAW-827
- Class Number: 04010
- Instructor: Mohan Nadig
Counseling the Startup Company
This two-unit 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 and the syllabus may be revised 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.
In addition to lectures and assigned reading material, the class will involve discussions with the lecturer and among students—student participation is highly encouraged.
20% Class Participation
30% Mid-Term Exam
50% Final Exam
- Unit Value: 2
- Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
- Schedule: Tuesday, 6:00p-7:50p
- Exam: In-class exam
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
- Participation: Highly Encouraged
- Class Recordings: Never
- Access To Recordings: Not Available
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