Business Practicum Curriculum:
The Legal Practicum Business course at William Mitchell College of Law engages students in simulated learning experiences. Students practice law in two-person law firms under the supervision of faculty and tutors. The class gives hands-on training representing a client in business matters through the start-up and ten-year life of a company. The current phase addresses start-up and initial capitalization. Students resolve issues for the client of negotiation of purchase agreements, contracts, business planning, rezoning, and product liability. Students interview the client, negotiate with the client and others, investigate facts, draft documents and research memos and briefs. Later phases are in development and address the stabilization and growth of a business and the disposition of an owner’s interest.