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Course Name In House Counsel: Law and Practice
Course Code BLIS 6555
Course Credits 3.0
Pre/Anti-requisites N/A
Course Description

This course will allow you to imagine yourself in the role of in-house counsel as you explore a broad range of matters and learn to act decisively and quickly with often limited facts. Students will learn skills to support those issues faced by many organizations, whether they are large companies or small-scale entrepreneurial businesses. The topics covered in this course will be useful to anyone representing a corporation or interacting with those who do. Students will examine the fundamental legal principles governing in-house practice and explore how innovation in legal practice is often driven by the client demands of in-house counsel (to address their own business clients’ needs), such as changes to standard hourly billing models; the influence of “business-side” trends on the legal profession (e.g., application of Lean/Six Sigma”); the use of cloud-based legal technology platforms; and the increasing need to act as a predictive, forward-looking risk manager in addition to legal counsel.

Upcoming Offerings

Summer 2020

Specialization International Business Law
Status Core
CPD Hours Professionalism hours accreditation pending
NCA Status N/A

All courses and schedules are subject to change.