Introduction to Corporate and Litigation Practice

An overview of major corporate and litigation practice areas, designed for people preparing to join large law firms as first-year associates.

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    M&A Practice

    What is M&A practice? What do deal lawyers do? This course will help you understand this practice area, whether you want to be an M&A lawyer or not.

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    Deal Process Overview

    Learn about the overall M&A deal process, from setting up the deal team to the post-closing.

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    The Deal Team in a Registered Offering

    A brief overview of the key players involved in a securities offering and their responsibilities. Describes the roles of issuers, underwriters, accountants and lawyers.

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    Raising Venture Capital

    A look at how emerging companies raise venture capital, from finding and pitching investors to closing a deal.

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    Civil Litigation Practice

    What do civil litigators do? This course explains the typical roles in a civil litigation group at a law firm, including partners, counsel, associates, and paralegals, and also describes the role of the client.

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    The Phases of Civil Litigation

    This course explains the life cycle of a civil litigation case, from filing the complaint to conducting discovery to judgment and appeals.

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    Commercial Lending Practice

    This course looks at commercial lending practice at a large law firm, including what commercial lending is, who the main players are, and the differences between borrower and lender representations. It also covers how deals are staffed and the roles of finance partners, associates, support staff, and the clients.