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University of Maryland, College Park

Legal Contracts and Agreements for Entrepreneurs

University of Maryland, College Park via Coursera


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This course focuses on how legal contracts may impact or impede the success of aspiring and active entrepreneurs. We explore a wide variety of legal considerations, including: * What types of legal contracts and agreements are appropriate for which entrepreneurial activities and actions? * What is the role of torts, liability, and negligence in creating and managing products and services? * How should contracts and sales agreements be created, evaluated, and negotiated? * What legal considerations are applicable when raising financial capital? "Legal Contracts and Agreements for Entrepreneurs" is one of three courses in the "Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship Specialization" by Coursera and the University of Maryland. This specialization explores the critical legal and business issues entrepreneurs face as they build and launch a new venture. Learners examine real-world scenarios and address legal and business issues from ideation to all of the important junctures along the path to success. Significant attention is placed on new venture formation, intellectual property management, and contracts and financing arrangements.


  • Introduction to Legal Contracts and Agreements for Entrepreneurs
    • Get acquainted with the learning experience and course format, meet the faculty, and connect with classmates from across the globe.
  • Torts
  • Contracts
  • Sales Agreements and Warranties
  • Raising Capital
  • Managing Risk
  • Next Steps

Taught by

Wilson L. White and Dr. James V. Green


4.7 rating, based on 3 Class Central reviews

4.9 rating at Coursera based on 88 ratings

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    Mark Le Munyon
    I'm happy to share my thoughts on the Legal Contracts and Agreements for Entrepreneurs course offered by the University of Maryland, College Park, via Coursera. In short, I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to gain a solid understanding…
  • Anonymous
    An eye opener. The course gives you an indepth understanding of contracts and the act if legalisation of corporate documentation.

    It also provides valuable insights of business protection and limitation of liability
  • Anonymous
    Great information. Wish they went a little deeper with some of the explanations they gave in the lecture

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