Program Highlights

  • Role play the lifecycle of a startup: incorporation, financing, and acquisition
  • Learn different methods to determine the valuation of a company
  • Get the inside scoop on law school with a panel of actual students at Yale Law School
  • Connect with a real world startup lawyer and lecturer at Yale Law School

Program Highlights

  • Role play the lifecycle of a startup: incorporation, financing, and acquisition
  • Learn different methods to determine the valuation of a company
  • Get the inside scoop on law school with a panel of actual students at Yale Law School
  • Connect with a real world startup lawyer and lecturer at Yale Law School
  • W H E N
    • Session 1: July 8-21, 2018
    • Session 2: July 22-Aug 4, 2018

Overview

The Startup Law program gives students an overview of the legal issues faced by startup companies seeking to raise venture capital financing. Students will also examine general corporate law matters.  Real world experts will share their experiences representing some of the nation’s top companies. Meet with law school students to hear the inside scoop on law school and the admissions process.

Hands-On Learning

Startup companies face unique challenges. We’ll follow a hypothetical company through its life cycle: from incorporation, financing, and acquisition. Students learn to create a capitalization table and update it through rounds of financing. Understand the different ways to calculate the valuation of a company, and negotiate a term sheet with investors. It’s like legal startup bootcamp for anyone who hopes to start a business someday.

Real World Insights

During the program, students will meet with legal, government, and policy professionals to gain insight into their daily activities and learn more about their career journeys. This will be a unique opportunity for students to ask questions and get exposure to a “day in the life” of legal and political experts.

College Planning

Take part in a panel with students currently in law school and learn first-hand about surviving law school and what the admissions process is really like. Begin planning your undergraduate career to prepare for law school and the LSAT exam.

About the Course

This course was designed by Daniel Goldberg, a practicing corporate lawyer at Gunderson Dettmer, one of New York City’s premier law firms. Mr. Goldberg is also a lecturer at the Yale School of Law. He designed this course to be practical, useful and reflective of the real world. The course is interactive, engaging for students who have a deep curiosity about the legal and financial issues facing startup companies. While the course is taught by a graduate law student, Mr. Goldberg visits each session for a day on the campus of Yale.