Business Strategy for Lawyers

Amitai Aviram

Course Outline & Class Slides


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1. Framework

a. Introduction to BSL

b. What is business strategy?

c. Business intelligence

d. The value pool


2. The strategic environment: competition

a. Economics of competition

b. Substitution

c. Entry

d. Rivalry

e. The supply chain


3. The individual firm: strategic actions

a. Strategic traits

b. Differentiation

c. Coordination

d. Confrontation

e. Review: integrating the course’s components


4. Corporate finance

a. Capital markets

b. Valuation

c. Financial engineering


5. The business of law

a. Law firms

b. In house & corporate compliance

c. Economic regulation


6. Management skills

a. Project management

b. Negotiating

c. Leadership


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