Boston University School of Law is seeking to hire a part-time lecturer to teach a class to its internationally trained LLM students during the spring 2020 semester: Forming and Financing a Start-Up Business. The three-credit seminar would meet once a week for two hours.
Forming and Financing a Start-Up Business
This seminar is a semester-long transaction simulation offered to LLM in American Law Program and LLM in Intellectual Property Law students. The simulated transaction is the formation and initial financing of a privately-held company in the software industry. The course will expose LLM students to the principal issues involved in counseling U.S.-based entrepreneurs as to their emerging businesses, including choice of entity and entity formation, equity compensation for founders and employees, intellectual property protection of company assets, capital raising through preferred stock financing, and negotiation of financing-related contracts based on industry-standard models. Through in-class discussions, homework assignments and graded writing assignments, students will simulate the work of both junior and senior practicing attorneys who counsel start-ups and their founders and investors. Students will review sample agreements related to start-up businesses such as formation and financing documents, draft and revise such agreements and conduct negotiations for the financing of an emerging business.
A JD degree, plus extensive experience representing start-up technology-related enterprises. A strong interest in teaching international, non-native English speaking students is required. Prior law school teaching experience is strongly preferred.
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Applicants should email a letter of interest and a resume to the Graduate and International Programs Office at Boston University School of Law, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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