Michael C. Dorf is the Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where he teaches courses in constitutional law and related subjects. He has authored or co-authored six books and over 100 scholarly articles and essays for law reviews, books, and peer-reviewed science and social science journals. Professor Dorf received his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard University. After law school, he served as a law clerk for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and then for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States. Professor Dorf occasionally consults with leading law firms on complex litigation and maintains an active pro bono practice chiefly consisting of writing briefs in Supreme Court cases. Before joining the Cornell faculty in 2008, Professor Dorf taught at Rutgers-Camden Law School for three years and at Columbia Law School for 13 years. His essays for general audiences appear regularly on “Verdict,” “Take Care,” “SCOTUSblog,” and his blog, “Dorf on Law.”
Before you decide to pursue the legal option to resolve your business challenge, it is important to familiarize yourself with the sources and enforcement mechanisms of law that are most likely to affect your situation. In this course, you will explore the specific functions of different bodies of law and discover how to harness them by planning a legal compliance strategy. You will also examine the court structure to help you decide which legal authorities would serve you best in resolving your business conflicts. Finally, you will analyze the risks and strategies for foreign business by taking into consideration foreign legal systems and their unique mechanisms.
It is recommended to only take this course if you have completed “Thinking Like a Lawyer” or have equivalent experience.
- Identify which authority stands behind each body of law
- Appraise how a case involving others may affect your business
- Discern which authorities exercise power that can affect your business
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Business leaders looking to better understand legal issues
- Founders and entrepreneurs
- Anyone looking to work effectively with legal professionals
- Professionals in highly regulated industries