Experiential Opportunities

The Business Law Practicum’s capstone class, Business Planning I: Financing the Start-Up Business and Venture Capital Financing, allows students to understand the lawyer’s role in business transactions by taking an entrepreneurial “client” through a series of simulated deals that introduce the legal, ethical, and business issues that confront the transactional lawyer in representing an early stage growth company. Loyola Professor Therese Maynard and Business Law Practicum Director Emeritus Dana Warren have written a casebook based on the Business Planning I course materials. This casebook, Business Planning: Financing the Start-Up Business and Venture Capital Financing, is available from Aspen Publishers. A third edition of the casebook will be published in summer/fall 2018 and will include Professor Shannon Trevino as a co-author.

In addition, Loyola’s innovative Transactional Negotiation Team (TNT) gives students the opportunity to delve into the structure and details of a major business transaction and negotiate key terms, with review and feedback from practicing transactional lawyers. The TNT is offered each Spring semester. Business Planning I must be completed prior to participation on the TNT and, depending on the nature of the problem, other prerequisites may apply. Only 3Ls and 4Es are eligible to participate in TNT.

Students are encouraged to consider other experiential offerings related to the practice of corporate law. Such offerings include, but are not limited to, the following representative list. Private placement externships at companies throughout LA and OC also are available through Loyola's Private Placement Externship Program.

  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Administrative Hearings Unit
  • California Attorney General, Antitrust Division
  • California Attorney General, Corporate Fraud Section
  • California Department of Corporations
  • California Labor Commissioner
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Public Employment Relations Board
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • U.S. Small Business Administration