This short course will introduce students to the unique financial, legal, and entrepreneurial culture of the San Francisco Bay Area (“Silicon Valley”) and explore how that unique entrepreneurial culture influences the development of Delaware corporate law. Silicon Valley is the story of business renegades with limitless determination, self-confidence, and immense wealth. These new titans of industry—the tech industry—are rewriting the rules of business and often attempting to circumvent legal obstacles or invent new legal rules. This course will focus on areas of Delaware’s jurisprudence that have evolved to meet or address emerging developments in certain disruptive technologies, and respond to some of the most radical companies to arise in the unique culture of Silicon Valley.
Prerequisite: Corporations or Corporations and Business Entities