Start-Up Practicum - Mission / Vision

The Yale Law Start-Up Practicum (YLSUP) provides opportunities for Yale Law students to develop their skills by being exposed to issues facing start-ups.

Start-ups and the Law: This course is intended to give students a thorough look at legal issues faced by startup companies, including social enterprises.  We’ll follow a semi-hypothetical company throughout its lifecycle, with the students creating its capitalization table and updating it through several rounds of financing and an acquisition.  We’ll focus on corporate matters and have sessions on related matters including intellectual property, executive compensation and alternate corporate structures such as benefit corporations.