The entrepreneurial law certificate coordinates Colorado Law's strengths and business-law related assets in the areas of entrepreneurial and technology law, such as the Silicon Flatirons Center, the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic and the Colorado Technology Law Journal. It is awarded to law students who complete coursework reflecting a concentrated study of issues typically faced by transaction-side lawyers, and signals to prospective employers that a student possesses a skill set with applicability across issues of transactional law.
Certificate requirements include:
- at least 92 credit hours (89 is required for the J.D.), and
- at least 21 of the 92 credit hours in the area of entrepreneurial law.
This includes at least 3 credit hours in a Business School course and participation in an Experiential Offering relevant to the certificate. Visit the Rules of the Law School webpage for complete details, including a full list or relevant electives to be used to satisfy the 21 credit-hour requirement.
Required Courses and Credits
|Required Doctrinal Core Courses|
|Agency, Partnership, and the LLC|
|Venture Capital Courses|
|Venture Capital and Private Equity|
|Deals: Engineering Financial Transactions|
|Intellectual Property Courses|
|Trademark and Unfair Competition Law|
|Introduction to Intellectual Property Law|
|Financial Literacy Courses|
|Survey of Business Enterprise Tax|
|Accounting Issues for Lawyers|
Or any CU Leeds School of Business Finance course
|Required Skills Courses|
|Choose two or more of the following to complete 4 credit hours:|
|Advanced Legal Negotiation|
|Required Domain Expertise Courses|
|Choose one graduate-level course at the Leeds School of Business: 1|
|New Venture Creation|
Completion of at least one of the following: (i) participation in the New Venture Challenge; (ii) membership in the Deming Center Venture Fund; (iii) participation in the Transactional LawMeet; (iv) participation in the Venture Capital Investment Competition; or (v) another experiential offering as approved by the Program Advisor.
|Required Professional Practice Course or Transactional Experience|
|Entrepreneurial Law Clinic|
A transactional internship or externship approved by the program advisor.
If circumstances warrant, the MBA requirement may be waived after consultation with the program advisor and completion of a substitute course (certificate participants should ensure their compliance with Law School Rule 22 as it applies to Business School offerings).