Section Description Provided by Instructor
The Workshop is a hands-on introduction to the practice of mergers and acquisitions taught by two partners at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Throughout the semester, students will act as the outside attorneys to a hypothetical U.S. public company that is a takeover target. Class sessions will be oriented to teaching practical skills. Students will make presentations to a fictional board of directors, advise the general counsel of the target, strategize about defensive techniques and negotiate a merger. Through it all, students will learn techniques to apply the law of public takeovers to a constantly-evolving hypothetical transaction. Written work will consist of "real-world" documents and mark-ups typically prepared by outside counsel in M&A transactions.
Students will be expected to participate actively during class and complete regular written assignments (both on an individual basis and in teams), starting with a written assignment for the first class session.
Attendance at the first meeting of the course is mandatory. Corporations is a prerequisite.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Minor (upon consultation), Major (only upon consultation)
Attendance at the first meeting of the course is mandatory.
Learning Outcome Goals
No learning outcome goals have been provided.