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Legal Practicum: Entrepreneurship and Law

NOTE: This course description is new for the 2016-2017 academic year. You may read the prior course description immediately below this new one. 

2016-2017

 

This course is limited to 8 students and combines a weekly two hour class and a 10 hour per week internship at a Portland law firm. This class focuses on technology related emerging business corporate law and is ideal for students considering a career in corporate law or corporate litigation or patent prosecution. The in-class portion will include 5 MBA students from University of Portland, and 5 PhD students from OHSU who are part of a two year entrepreneurship program. All legal work will be supervised by licensed attorneys. In previous years, students have done their internship in firms such as Stoel Rives, Perkins Coie, Ater Wynne, Davis Wright Tremaine, and Boulivant Houser & Bailey as well as a number of smaller boutique firms in Portland.

The in-class portion will be jointly taught by faculty from the law school and the University of Portland business school and utilize guest speakers from the local business and legal communities.

For the Internship portion of the class, law students will work on projects for emerging business clients under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Law students will produce legal documents as required by their supervising attorney, including but not limited to formation documents, contracts, regulatory filings, legal audits and other materials to be used by the client. Students shall not be compensated for work performed in connection with their internship but may list the experience on their CV.

This 4 credit class is graded on a credit/no credit basis. Class participation and feedback from your supervising attorney will form the basis of your grade.

Enrollment will be limited. Applicants for this course will be screened through an interview process. To apply, To apply, submit a short email stating your interest in this course and your resume or vita to Steve Goebel, sgoebel@lclark.edu, Assistant Dean for Business Law Programs. 

Students shall not be compensated for work performed in connection with their internship.

Prerequisite: Business Associations I. Preference given to those who have completed at least two years of law school.

 

NOTE: The below course description applied prior to the 2016-2017 academic year.

This seminar is limited to 8 students and combines a weekly two hour seminar and a 8 hour per week internship at a Portland law firm. This seminar focuses on technology related emerging business corporate law and is ideal for students considering a career in corporate law or corporate litigation or patent prosecution. The in-class portion of the seminar will include 5 MBA students from University of Portland, and 5 PhD students from OHSU who are part of a two year entrepreneurship program. All legal work will be supervised by licensed attorneys. In previous years, students have done their internship in firms such as Stoel Rives, Perkins Coie, Ater Wynne, Davis Wright Tremaine, and Boulivant Houser & Bailey as well as a number of smaller boutique firms in Portland.

The seminar portion will be jointly taught by faculty from the law school and the University of Portland business school and utilize guest speakers from the local business and legal communities.

For the Internship portion of the class, law students will work on projects for emerging business clients under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Law students will produce legal documents as required by their supervising attorney, including but not limited to formation documents, contracts, regulatory filings, legal audits and other materials to be used by the client. Students shall not be compensated for work performed in connection with their internship but may list the experience on their CV.

This 4 credit seminar is graded on a credit/no credit basis. Class participation and feedback from your supervising attorney will form the basis of your grade.

Enrollment in this seminar will be limited. Applicants for this course will be screened through an interview process. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the Registrar by the deadline for registration.

Students shall not be compensated for work performed in connection with their internship.

Prerequisite: Business Associations I. Preference given to those who have completed at least two years of law school.