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Course Name In House Counsel: Law and Practice
Course Code BLIS 6555
Course Section A
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.

Specialization International Business Law
Status Core
Elective for Business Law
General Law
CPD Hours Professionalism hours accreditation pending
NCA Status N/A
Instructors German Morales
Term Summer 2020
Start date 2020-05-26
End date 2020-06-30

Tue, 6:30-9:30pm
May 26
Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Location OsgoodePD - 1 Dundas West
Presentation Format Video conference available
Required Textbook


Method of Evaluation All courses in the International Business Law specialization will have at least one research & writing assignment worth up to 100% of the final grade, but may also include marks for participation, reflective journals, in-class presentations, take-home exams, etc. Some IBL courses may also include the option to write a Significant Research Paper (SRP) as the sole assessment for the course.
Program Format Weekly
Available for SCE Yes

Please note that video-conferencing is not available to full-time students. Full-time students are required to attend the course in person. Part-time Canadian Common Law students interested in attending this course via video-conference should note that there is a $300 charge for the equipment rental, and may contact their program assistant for more details.

All courses and schedules are subject to change.