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7338. Role of In-House Counsel in a Global Market

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

This seminar will examine the role of the in-house lawyer in a global marketplace chiefly through in-depth discussions with leading practitioners from different types of organizations, including large publicly-traded companies and large public institutions. We will provide a comprehensive overview of the most pressing legal and business issues involved in international commerce with a focus on emerging markets. In this context, we will examine the changing role of the in-house counsel and their growing responsibility within organizations. For example, we will discuss the relationship between in-house lawyers and other organizational leaders such as the CEO, CFO, and Board of Directors and also discuss how in-house lawyers use outside counsel. We will look at the key functions, problems, and industry-related issues that in-house lawyers confront and the ways they handle those issues. Suggested Preparation: LAW7605 Business Organizations. Not open to students who have taken LAW7368 Role of In-House Corporate Lawyer.