Electives

Please click on the electives listed below for a brief description.


Entertainment Law

(MULT-UB.0048, 1.5 credits)

This course will prepare you to analyze a wide variety of entertainment law issues. Major topics include contracts, torts (defamation and privacy), and intellectual property. This course will also focus on the relationships between various parties in the entertainment field (the artist, manager, agent, etc.), the protection of intellectual property interests, and various aspects of the recording industry (e.g. contract and royalties).

Entrepreneurship & Law In Practice

(MULT-UB.0086, 1.5 credits)

This course is designed around two games: the law game and the entrepreneurship game. The entrepreneurship game focuses on the legal and financial issues an entrepreneur considers in starting a business (teams follow the life-cycle of a business they create – it is our hope that some students may go on to create companies started in the game!) the law game simulate a civil trial from inception to end. Students draft pleadings, gather facts, perform depositions of witnesses, and prepare the final case – facing off in front of a judge.

Experiential Learning Seminar

(MULTI-UB.0103, 2 credits)

This course is an experiential learning seminar involving project-based collaboration among students, faculty, and nonprofit organizations in New York City. Its two objectives are: 1) to provide students with an occasion to put the lessons learned in NYU Stern’s Social Impact Core Curriculum into practice as consultants, and 2) to produce project outcomes that have meaning and value for participating nonprofit organizations. In this seminar, students reflect on these lessons in light of the experiences they have collaborating on projects in nonprofit organizations.

Real Estate Transactions

(MULT-UB.0051, 3 credits)

This course examines the legal issues arising in each phase of commercial real estate transaction from the acquisition through the disposition of the property, including all aspects of real estate development and real estate financing. The main topics covered will include property acquisition; entity selection and structure; tax considerations; construction and permanent financing; development; mortgage securitization; leasing; workouts and other exit strategies; as well as current legal issues. This course will prepare the student to become sensitive to the wide variety of legal issues and topics encountered in commercial real estate transactions from the perspective of a business professional.

Law Through the Lens of Film

(MULT-UB.0023.01, 4 credits)

The layman often perceives the law as a mysterious abstraction – something one hears about on a news report about the Supreme Court or in relation to criminal law, something one hopes to avoid just by not having any traffic violations. This course aims to develop a more educated perception of the law so that it becomes less intimidating. The objective is to equip students with a basic level of savvy and analytical ability in relation to law. To do this, students will watch films over the course of the semester and learn to spot legal issues in a variety of scenarios, from personal life to business transactions. Discussions will include how such issues can impact the individuals and entities involved, how they can be resolved, what the larger ramifications are for society, and what examples exist in historical and contemporary case law.

Stern International Volunteers Seminar: Ghana

(SOIM-UB.2000.01, 3 credits)

This course ​counts towards Social Entrepreneurship Minor, Global Business Concentration & Public Policy and Management Minor.

SIV Ghana combines a unique social entrepreneurship experience, hands-on business learning & cultural immersion in Ghana Students will study how to design and implement social entrepreneurship projects Students will then directly apply their ideas and business knowledge in a Ghanaian village over spring break Social impact projects include expanding 2 micro-businesses(batik shed & clean water) incubated by SIV Ghana 2016, implementing educational technology, teaching business skills (accounting, marketing, management, finance)and empowering a village to become self-sustaining.
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship is an emerging and rapidly changing business field that examines the practice of identifying, starting and growing successful mission-driven for profit and nonprofit ventures, that is, organizations that strive to advance social change through innovative solutions. This course is designed to provide a socially relevant academic experience in order to help students gain in-depth insights into economic and social value creation across a number of sectors/areas including poverty alleviation, energy, health and sustainability. Essentially, students will have the opportunity to find and test new ideas and solutions to social problems, create sustainable business models (using lean startup principles), identify funding options and alternatives, learn how to measure social impact as well as scale/grow a social enterprise to name a few. We provide students with a toolkit and frameworks that can be used in a social venture or within an existing organization to influence social change. 

Economic Inequality: Perspectives & Practices

This course invites students to consider the causes and consequences of economic inequality from a variety of perspectives, to judge the situation based on their own ethical values, and to take concrete actions to bring about positive change in the world. The course format integrates a discussion seminar with two major research projects. In the seminar context, students become familiar with relevant terms and concepts drawn from the disciplines of economics, political science, sociology, organizational studies and philosophy. Informed by these multiple analytic perspectives, students undertake two major research projects. The first individual project focuses on the causes and consequences of inequality in the contexts of the students’ own hometowns. The second group project focuses on possible points of leverage with the market, government and community sectors, and encourages students to use these points of leverage to bring about a more just society. These projects will allow the students to become more familiar with the complexity of economic inequality as an empirical phenomenon, and more empowered to contribute pragmatically to a just society.

Social Innovation Practicum

This course is designed to help students gain actionable insights into the nexus between economic and social value creation. Specifically, the purpose is to provide students with hands-on exposure to the entrepreneurial pursuit of social impact and innovation. As a result of this course, students will gain:
• Increased ability to recognize and critically assess various forms of social enterprise strategies as tools of economic development and social transformation
• Greater understanding of the challenges of growing and sustaining a social enterprise, as well as special insights into enterprise development and growth
• Improved consulting skills, including project planning, issue and stakeholder analysis, formulation of strategic and tactical recommendations, and client relationship management.