Lowell Milken Institute Lunch and Learn Series  for Students

The classic law school curriculum teaches legal fundamentals but it cannot teach many of the practical ideas and issues faced by lawyers in everyday practice. To fill the gap, each semester the Lowell Milken Institute sponsors Lunch and Learn Programs aimed primarily at business law students. Students are taught by experienced practitioners who come to campus to make a presentation on a legal concept or technique that is typically not the focus of the classic classroom discussion. Our goal is to introduce students to those business law skills that are essential to professional success but generally not addressed as part of the core curriculum.

Visit our Events page for information about upcoming Lunch and Learn Events. Past Lunch and Learn Events include:

2016-2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Introduction to Venture Capital Financing
Danielle Naftulin, Cooley LLP

Monday, February 13, 2016
Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits
Jim Barrall, Latham & Watkins

Monday, October 31, 2016
Shareholder Activism: How Fund Structure Impacts Investment Selection, Strategy and Duration
Presented by attorneys from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
An Introduction to Technology Start-Ups: Choice of Entity, Jurisdiction, and Capital Structure
George Colindres, Perkins Coie

Monday, September 19, 2016
Due Diligence in Transactions: What It Is and What To Do
Patrick Brown and Rita-Anne O’Neill, Sullivan & Cromwell

2015-2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The Valeant/Allergan Attempted Hostile Takeover 
Presented By: Michele Johnson, Latham & Watkins

Monday, February 22, 2016
Internal Investigations and Regulatory Implications
Presented By: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
How to Turn a Term Sheet Into a Contract
Presented By: Donald M. Scotten, Akerman

November 2, 2015
Business Plans: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask
Presented by: George Abe

October 16, 2015
The Mistakes Start-Up Founders Make and How to Avoid Them
Presented By: Danielle Naftulin, Cooley LLP

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Advantages and Disadvantages of Non-Profit Entity Selection and How to Successfully Form a Non-Profit to Receive Tax-Exempt Status
Presented By: Louis E. Michelson

2014-2015

March 16, 2015
An Introduction to Real Estate Joint Venture Agreements
Presented By: Loryn Dunn Arkow, Kelly Drye & Warren

March 4, 2015
The Dealmakers Ten Commandments
Presented By: Jeff Cohen, Cohen Gardner LLP

October 21, 2014
Business Lifecycle: From Start-Up to IPO
Presented By: Brian Liu, co-founder LegalZoom.com

October 13, 2014
Debt Kings: How Junior Lawyers help Private Equity Sponsors Borrow Billions
Presented By: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

September 4, 2014
California’s Unfair Competition Law: What Every California Lawyer Needs to Know
Presented By: Arnold & Porter LLP

2013-2014

March 19, 2014
A Discussion of Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund
Presented By: James Park, UCLA School of Law and Eric Waxman, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

March 7, 2014
A Primer on Preferred Stock Agreements: Structure, Terms, and Negotiated Points
Presented By: Danielle Naftulin, Cooley LLP

February 26, 2014
An Introduction to Technology Start-Ups: Choice of Entity, Jurisdiction and Capital Structure
Presented By: George Colindres, Perkins Coie

February 5, 2014
An Introduction to Private Foundations
Presented By: Ofer Lion, Hunton & Williams LLP

October 30, 2013
One Step Ahead: Private Equity and Hedge Funds after the Global Financial Crisis
Presented By: Timothy Spangler, Director of Research of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy; Sidley Austin LLP

October 16, 2013
Due Diligence: What It Is and What To Do
Presented By: Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

September 24, 2013
What is Private Equity: Lessons from Behind the Gate
Presented By: Simpson Thacher and Bartlett LLP