Law Firm Program: Franchising Law (7310)
A wide range of retail, wholesale and service businesses operate under franchise agreements, everything from gas stations, to pizza and sandwich shops, to new car dealerships, which are regulated by a variety of state and federal laws. This course will introduce students to the business concepts underlying franchising relationships and the laws affecting franchising, including statutes governing the formation and termination of franchise relationships, disclosure and registration requirements, and trademark and antitrust laws. Students will draft and review franchise agreements and disclosure documents, counsel a prospective franchisee and a start-up franchisor, and consider issues that can result in litigation between franchisors and franchisees. Students will do a series of research and drafting exercises such as a law firm associate would handle.
- Credits: 3