Transactional Law Practice Center Business Boot Camp "BBC" 2013
Most areas of law require lawyers to have a working knowledge of business basics. Even litigators need to be able to figure out which defendants have the deepest pockets or why the business deal went awry. In fact, "64% of attorneys have a corporate practice and an additional 10% work as inside counsel, so nearly three-quarters of all practicing graduates are part of a corporate practice."*
What is it? The 2013 Business Boot Camp was an intense six-day program where law students learned important business skills they will need as lawyers. The core of the instruction took place in five 3-hour workshops, Monday, August 12, 2013 through Friday, August 16, 2013, along with supplemental afternoon sessions with guest speakers. Some homework and in-class assignments were assigned. At the last session, the teams were given a hypothetical business case. Each team analyzed and provided advice to this business one week later on Saturday, August 24.
2013 Headliner: The core instructor of the 2013 Business Boot Camp was Brad Bays, the MBA program director at Miami University Farmer School of Business; his prior experience includes over 20 years at Procter & Gamble as a finance analyst and supply chain and purchasing executive. He also has experience translating these concepts for lawyers.
Additional Insight: 2013 Business Boot Camp participant Alethea Busken '15 co-authored a feature article with Chase alumnus Jeffrey Heinichen '78 for the November 2013 Cincinnati Bar Association Report.
The Transactional Law Practice Center gratefully acknowledges its Bronze Sponsor, William E. Hesch Law Firm, LLC: William E. Hesch, Esq., CPA, PFS, ‘80 and Amy Pennekamp, Esq., ’06.
*Jon Garon, Legal Education in Disruption, 45 Connecticut Law Review 1165,1220 (2013) citing John P. Heinz et al., The Scale of Justice: Observations on the Transformation of Urban Law Practice, 27 Ann. Rev. Soc. 337, 340 (2001) and Suan Hackett, Inside Out: An Examination of Demographic Trends in the In-House Profession, 44 Ariz. L. Rev. 609, 619 (2002).