LAW, INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

LAW5LIE

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to provide an in-depth study of the legal, business, and technology issues related to building high growth companies through the use of novel technologies, entrepreneurial management, and venture capital. The subject will cover various legal and business issues including incorporation, IP protection, corporate finance,securities laws and building the business. Students will be encouraged to discover and develop the skill set necessary to advise, manage or build high growth businesses. The subject is designed to reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of entrepreneurship. It will attempt to expand each student's skill set to include: what makes a good entrepreneur, linkages of technology to entrepreneurship, and novel legal responses to issues.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMira Stammers

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMJD or LML or LMLGBL or LMCL or LMLAW or LMLE or have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs

Co-requisites NA

Incompatible subjects NA

Equivalent subjects NA

Special conditions NA

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStudents will be provided with a range of resource material through the LMS.Recommendedvariousvarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information relating to legal issues experienced during the life-cycle of a start-up.

Activities:
Lectures, simulations, problem-solving exercises that involve complex legal issues.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Articulate a broad and deep knowledge of the legal, business, ethical and technology issues related to building high growth companies through the use of novel technologies, entrepreneurial management, and venture capital.

Activities:
Presentations/scenarios, problem-solving exercises, take home assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Communicate effectively with non-specialist audiences, interpreting and transmitting complex knowledge, skills and ideas relating to entrepreneurial ventures.

Activities:
Preparation of a memorandum of advice in language appropriate for client comprehension, workshop discussion, teamwork and exercises.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Reflect on and critique a range of approaches taken in a given fact situation to protect an entrepreneur's new venture.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops, readings, discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2019, Week 16-23, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMira Stammers

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 16 - 22
One 4.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class discussion/presentations/exercises (1000 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 04
One memorandum of advice (1000 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
One take-home assignment (2500 words equivalent)50 01, 02, 04