Entrepreneurship Workshops

Dickinson Law’s Business Law Society helps entrepreneurs navigate the evolving field of entrepreneurship law by providing them with legal guidance. Entrepreneurs may receive guidance related to company formation, entity selection, employee management, and other start-up concerns. In addition, entrepreneurs are able to receive assistance with identifying and protecting proprietary information including trade secrets.

Workshops and lectures provide entrepreneurs and the community the opportunity to discuss relevant and current issues arising in the field of business law. By offering a forum where entrepreneurs may ask questions about start-up related concerns, the Business Law Society provides accessible assistance to entrepreneurs navigating the business world. Workshops include:

WORKSHOP 1: LICENSING AND COMPANY CREATION

This workshop will focus on licensing, company creation and the legal aspects of starting a business. The workshop on company creation will give entrepreneurs information regarding:

  • Should I start a company or license my product?
  • Types of entities
  • Considerations in selecting an entity structure

WORKSHOP 2: PROTECTING TRADE SECRETS THROUGH NON-COMPETES AND NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS

This workshop will discuss protecting trade secrets. Entrepreneurs will receive information regarding:

  • Identifying trade secrets
  • The best ways to protect trade secrets
  • Whether and when non-compete and non-disclosure agreements are appropriate and legal

Questions about lectures, workshops, or the Business Law Society? Contact Samantha Prince, Assistant Professor of Legal Writing and Entrepreneurship, at 717-240-5286 or sjp15@psu.edu.

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About the Business Law Society

Dickinson Law’s Business Law Society is a student organization dedicated to enhancing Dickinson Law students’ legal education by promoting interdisciplinary work in law and business. The Business Law Society works with Professor Samantha Prince to help emerging start-ups within the Penn State University LaunchBox program and across Pennsylvania by hosting workshops and lectures designed to assist aspiring entrepreneurs in pre- and post-venture stages of start-up development with the legal tools necessary for success. Members have an opportunity to forge professional relationships within the business legal community, submit blog posts for Inside Entrepreneurship Law, and gain real-life experience needed to facilitate entrepreneurial growth after graduating law school.