This transition-to-practice course, taught by a career general counsel, will
introduce students to life as an in-house attorney. The course is for students
considering careers as in-house counsel, whether as generalists, transactional
lawyers, litigators or legal managers, and whether for manufacturers, financial
institutions, technology firms, insurers, utilities, information providers, healthcare
providers, other service providers or non-profits.
Mr. Magee will teach the
course with the help of guest presenters. These will include experienced in-house
lawyers from companies across the state. Other guests may include CEOs or other
executives or managers who regularly deal with in-house attorneys. Students
will interact with these successful lawyers and business persons working in various
industrial, services, non-profit and charitable endeavors.
Students will engage in drafting
and negotiating documents regularly used in in-house roles, explore critical
non-legal skills for success in-house, and learn techniques for counseling
business persons and other non-lawyers. Students will be exposed to the basics of
conducting corporate investigations, dealing with regulators, recognizing
ethical issues unique to in-house practice, drafting policies and developing
time and process-management skills. Class participation and several drafting
and negotiating simulation exercises are critical in this seminar and will
determine students’ success in the course.