Exploring the Role of In-House Counsel

Law 525






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.

R. Magee, R. Magee (Adjunct)

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