Using a Venture Capital Class to Teach Transactional Skills

Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Forthcoming

11 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2008

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Michael Woronoff

Kirkland & Ellis; University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Date Written: October 30, 2008

Abstract

This article is an edited version of my remarks at Emory Law's Conference on Teaching Drafting and Transactional Skill held in May 2008. In it I explore three topics. First I discuss why venture capital is an ideal method to teach the business aspects of deals and transactional skills -- more so than most other courses. Second, I share some thoughts on the best way to organize a venture capital course. And third, I survey some of the materials that are available to teach in this area, particularly business school cases, which are designed to teach exactly the type of skills we should be teaching.

Keywords: transaction, transactional, deal, business, curriculum, syllabus, contracts, drafting, contract drafting, accounting, simulation courses, skills, venture capital, business school case method, law school teaching, legal education, educating lawyers, professional education

JEL Classification: K12, K20, K22

Suggested Citation

Woronoff, Michael, Using a Venture Capital Class to Teach Transactional Skills (October 30, 2008). Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1292477

Michael Woronoff (Contact Author)

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