The EBC Learning — Bennett University, Mastery Certificate in Advanced Corporate Law is a course like no other. Taught by industry experts and professionals, it is a comprehensive and rigorous course on corporate law that gets you ahead covering theoretical, critical and practical training in corporate law.
The course covers the following broad areas of corporate law:
● The Corporate Legal Method ● Evolution, Foundation and Essential Concepts of Corporate Law ● Choosing an Entity (Agency to HUF, Partnership, LLP & Company) ● How to Register or Incorporate an Entity? ● Raising Capital, Startups and IPOs ● Insider Trading ● Corporate Contract Drafting ● Debt Financing ● Company Law ● Directors, Managers and Committees ● Meetings ● Conflicts in Corporate Form ● Accounts, Investigation and Corporate Fraud ● Insolvency and Winding Up ● Competition Law ● Competition Economics ● Mergers, Amalgamations & Acquisitions (M&A) ● Legal & Financial Due Diligence ● Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
The Course Includes
● 6-Month Course ● 15-20 Hours Reading + 1-2 Live Classes in a Week ● 70+ On-Campus Classes with Recordings for Later Access ● 20+ Expert Faculty ● 550+ Video Learning Materials ● Access to 15+ E-books on EBC Reader ● Relevant Articles ● Access to 100+ Case Law ● Industry Expert Lecture Webinars ● Curated Mock Exercises for Hands-on Training ● Personalised Feedback on Assignments ● 500+ MCQ Assignments ● Personalised Mentoring ● Mastery Certificate ● 100% Placement Assistance with our Internship & Placement Partners and Others ● Recording Student Portfolio Videos.
Who Should Take This Course?
Law Students and Recent Law Graduates, Management and Engineering Students. The course would help launch law students into a career in corporate law and practitioners develop their corporate law practice. Business professionals, advisors and managers interested in a detailed legal understanding of corporate affairs may take this course to hone their legal skills.
Why did we come up with this course?
The corporate world has today assumed prime importance and is in large part responsible for the development of the Indian economy. The coming of the startup era, the focus on ease of doing business, corporate law and regulation reform, tax reform, labour reform, the focus on job creation and entrepreneurship are all symbolic of this focus. With this increased focus the legal and regulatory framework has become more and more complex. Only those thrive who know the law and know how to manage and operate within it. The business executive today is only too aware of the need to know corporate law. The realisation of her vision is inextricably linked with knowing and operating in this complex regulatory and compliance framework.
The focus on and the need to know and understand the legal framework concerning corporations is reflected in Indian law schools. While earlier law school education was focused on preparing persons for being legal advocates, today that focus has shifted to preparing them for the corporate world. Today when we speak to a group of law school students on campus, or elsewhere we hear the following:
“I want to become a corporate lawyer.” The words keep getting repeated while our polite enquiries extend to the person standing next. Until we reach the end of the circle where you don’t have to ask the question, the only one-word echo is “corporate”.
There is another picture when we speak to partners at law firms or businesses looking to hire law graduates and practitioners. They lament upon the absence of training, and their target shifts to the state of affairs of legal education. It is not just about the graduates and legal practitioners. We have even heard the same cyclic arguments for interns that they have taken or are yet to take.
From the above, we concluded that a) talent and enthusiasm are abundant for corporate law, b) there is demand for corporate lawyers and experts, and c) there is no place where this immense potential of corporate law enthusiasts meets opportunities. And so we decided to offer a course on corporate law with law firms and practitioners along with CAs and corporate advisors as the teachers. These teachers bring to the course practical knowledge that is vital for succeeding in the corporate world.
Many first and second years students often complain, “I don’t know anything about corporate law. How will I get an internship?” It is correct that one is not introduced to company law in the fourth semester or sixth trimester. Thus, there is no introduction to even the basics of company law. How will this person look for an internship in a firm dealing with corporate law? Also, why will any law firm look for an intern to whom a lot of training time is devoted? Instead of having some hands to help, one is required to extend a helping hand. Given this, fresh graduates looking for jobs don’t often know what to do at a law firm and find it hard to find someone to train them. It is only through luck that they may get assigned to a project that provides a learning opportunity or a senior who cares enough to train young graduates.
It is not only students in law school who have these legitimate grievances. Experienced practitioners, business executives, accountants and corporate advisors often don't know where to go to upskill themselves. It is hard for them to spare time to join a full-time residential course.
The above examples are only illustrative of the state of affairs. Business executives, legal practitioners, law students, in-house counsels, practitioners in law firms, accountants and corporate advisors need to know and continually upskill themselves to effectively manage today's large businesses and undertake complex transactions. Law students need professional training so that they are fit for the market and have a competitive edge. Hence we bring to you the Mastery Certificate in Advanced Corporate. With 70+ professional lectures, practical workshops and assignments, 550+ videos, reference books and reading materials this course will train one like no other.
What's different about the Mastery Certificate?
The EBC Learning Mastery Certificate is given for mastery in a particular practice-oriented field of law. The Mastery Certificate is offered on completion of specific intensive courses in the given field. As part of the Certificate, students undergo rigorous training in theory and practice. The theoretical teaching done through the lecture method ensures that the student knows the applicable law. But where knowing the law may be too cumbersome, where only an overview may be possible, we ensure that the student knows where and how to find the law. As they say, the objective of legal education is not so much that a person knows the law but that the student learns the legal method. This enables the person to find the law. The first level is then focused on knowing the law, and where that may not be possible, at least being able to find it.
The second and most crucial aspect of the Mastery Certificate is that we prepare the student to think and understand the reasons behind why the present law is the way that it is. How it can change? What are the loopholes? What arguments can be made? What may a court of law accept and which way are the law courts leaning? This intensive study of the ‘why’ and ‘what it could be’ is undertaken by a critical study of current judicial decisions. The second level of teaching in the Mastery Certificate Course ensures that the student can critically evaluate the law and come up with new innovative solutions to current legal problems for the client and even contribute to developing the law.
The next most essential component of the Mastery Certificate is the training in practical skills. What authorities must one approach? What form must one fill? What contracts must be drafted? It is the how, what, where? In classes aimed at the practical, we teach the student how to go about a particular task as required by a client. In sum, ‘how to do’ particular client-oriented tasks is the focus of these classes.
All in all, with the focus on all three areas (knowing, critiquing and applying), the Mastery Certificate truly ensures that one becomes a master in a particular subject. The level of discussion in these classes is both broad and deep. The sheer breadth of topics covered in the Certificate gives the law student the ability to look for solutions in different areas of law. But at the same time, the in-depth study equips the student to effectively execute any given solution for a client. The Mastery Certificate truly makes one a master.