Business Law Externship
The Externship (Business Law Clinical Externship leading to a Clinical Pathway in Business Law) is a practical business clinical course involving various aspects of solicitors’ work, including interviewing, negotiating, counselling, drafting and memo writing. The course takes a practice-based, inter-disciplinary approach in order to develop broader understanding of counsel’s role within the wider business and corporate context. Emphasis will be on transactional matters and business development, integrating questions of professional responsibility and ethics into the course.
The focus is on business needs, particularly in the early stages of starting the business but also those as the enterprise develops and expands, considering the evolution of a business and the needs of its founders/owners as the business grows from an idea to an operational entity, through successive entrepreneurial developments. Participants will be required to seek solutions that consider legal and practical challenges in order to better understand and address the clients’ needs, integrating multiple aspects of business law as it applies to matters facing private enterprise.