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 Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law. 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.
Visit the Rules of the Law School webpage for complete details.
Required Courses and Credits
|Required Doctrinal Core Courses|
|One of the following:||3|
|Agency, Partnership, and the LLC|
|One of the following:||3|
|Venture Capital and Private Equity|
|Deals: Engineering Financial Transactions|
|Trademark and Unfair Competition Law|
|Introduction to Intellectual Property Law|
|Required Doman Expertise Courses:||3|
A student must complete at least 3 credit hours in a Business School course and, additionally, participate in an Experiential Offering relevant to the Certificate.
Business School (3 hours): Graduate - level course at the CU Leeds School of Business: Entrepreneurship (MBAX 6100); or Entrepreneurial Finance (MBAX 6110); or Business Plan Preparation (MBAX 6170); or 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).
|Survey of Business Enterprise Tax|
|Accounting Issues for Lawyers|
Or any CU Leeds School of Business Finance course
|Required Skills Courses (A student must complete at least 4 credit hours by completing two or more of the following):||4|
|Advanced Legal Negotiation|
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:||2|
|Entrepreneurial Law Clinic|
A transactional internship or externship approved by the Program Advisor.
|See Law School rules for a full list of relevant electives to be used to satisfy the 21 credit-hour requirement.|
|Total Credit Hours||21|