We're glad you're interested in dropping in on our new Foundations of Business Law course.

The schedule of classes is below and all students are welcome to attend any and all classes they choose. Foundations in Business Law classes are being held virtually via Zoom. For Zoom access to a class session or if you have any questions, please email Frank Lancaster. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Syllabus

Week

Class

Subject Matter

Lecturer

Readings

Week 1

Monday, 1/11 (Two Hours)

Introduction / Basic Financial Principles

Professor Van Alstine

Hamilton/Booth, Chapter 1

Wednesday, 1/13 (One Hour)

Week 2

MLK Holiday, 1/18

Wednesday, 1/20 (One Hour)

Basics of Accounting and Financial Reporting I

Professor Andrew Blair-Stanek

Hamilton/Booth, Chapters 2 & 6

Week 3

Monday, 1/25 (Two Hours)

Basics of Accounting and Financial Reporting II

Professor Andrew Blair-Stanek

Hamilton/Booth, Chapters 2 & 6

Wednesday, 1/27 (One Hour)

Commercial Law I

Professor Van Alstine

Materials on Blackboard

Week 4

Monday, 2/1 (Two Hours)

Legal Capital

Guest Presenter: James Hanks
Venable LLP

Background Reading, Manning/Hanks, Legal Capital (4th ed., 2013)

Wednesday, 2/3 (One Hour)

Commercial Law II

Professor Van Alstine

Materials on Blackboard

Week 5

Monday, 2/8 (Two Hours)

Business Organizations I

Professor Will Moon

Hamilton/Booth, Chapters 10 & 11

Wednesday, 2/10 (One Hour)

Real Estate and Mortgages

Professor Van Alstine

Hamilton/Booth, Chapter 3

Week 6

Monday, 2/15 (Two Hours)

Business Organizations II

Professor Will Moon

Hamilton/Booth, Chapters 10 & 11

Antitrust Law

Guest Presenter: Michael Brockmeyer
Haug Partners LLP

Materials on Blackboard

Wednesday, 2/17 (One Hour)

Securities Regulations and Related Subjects I

Professor Kevin Tu

Hamilton/Booth, Chapter 12

Week 7

Monday, 2/22 (Two Hours)

Securities Regulations and Related Subjects II

Professor Kevin Tu

Hamilton/Booth, Chapter 12

Wednesday, 2/24 (One Hour)

Basic Principles of Corporate Finance

Professor Van Alstine

Materials on Blackboard

Week 8

Monday, 3/1 (Two Hours)

Tax Law

Dean Donald Tobin

Materials on Blackboard

Wednesday, 3/3 (One Hour)

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Guest Presenter: Ava Lias-Booker
McGuire Woods

TBA

Week 9

Monday, 3/8 (Two Hours)

Bankruptcy Law

Guest Presenter: Judge Michele Harner
U.S. Bankr. Court, Dist. of MD

Bankruptcy Basics: A Primer (on Blackboard)

Wednesday, 3/10 (One Hour)

Accounting, Auditing, and Consulting Firms

Guest Presenter: Tamika Tremaglio
Deloitte

Materials on Blackboard

Spring Break: 3/15–3/19

Week 10

Monday, 3/22 (Two Hours)

Contract Drafting

Professor Martha Ertman

Developing Prof. Skills: Secured Transactions 1-25 (on Blackboard)

Wednesday, 3/24 (One Hour)

Sports and the Law

Guest Presenter: Barry Gogel
Rifkin Weiner Livingston

Materials on Blackboard

Week 11

Monday, 3/29 (Two Hours)

Deal Structuring for Mergers and Acquisitions

Guest Presenter: Joseph Ward
Miles & Stockbridge

Hamilton/Booth, Chapter 13

Wednesday, 3/31 (One Hour)

Corporate Compliance

Guest Presenter: Alexina Guiomar-Jackson
AES Corp.

Materials on Blackboard

Week 12

Monday, 4/5 (Two Hours)

Intellectual Property Law I

Professor Patricia Campbell

Materials on Blackboard

Commercial Arbitration

Guest Presenters: James Egerton-Vernon & Melissa Gorsline
Jones Day

TBA

Wednesday, 4/7 DIFFERENT TIME 3:15-4:10

Intellectual Property Law II

Professor Campbell

Materials on Blackboard

Week 13

Monday, 4/12 (Two Hours)

Intellectual Property Law III

Professor Campbell

Materials on Blackboard

The Work of In-House Lawyers Shayon Smith
Assistant General Counsel, The Hershey Company

Materials on Blackboard

Wednesday, 4/14 (One Hour)

International Business Transactions I

Professor Van Alstine

Materials on Blackboard

MLK Holiday Makeup Day

Monday, 4/19 (Two Hours)

International Business Transactions II

Professor Van Alstine

Materials on Blackboard

Training Your Brain for Practice & Life

Professor Hilary Hansen

Materials on Blackboard