Students at Brooklyn Law School are going to boot camp this week.
Led by professor Michael Gerber, an expert in bankruptcy law, Business Boot Camp offers students instruction on such issues as developing a business plan, reading financial statements, valuing assets, raising capital and meeting business goals.
Industry experts and alumni, such as John P. Oswald, president and CEO of the Capital Trust Group and Dennis Block, senior chairman of Greenberg Traurig’s global mergers and acquisitions practice, will speak to the students during the four-day course.
“The classic law school experience teaches students to ‘think like a lawyer.’ That is essential, but there are times when practicing lawyers need to reach outside the traditional legal toolkit and also think like a business person,” Gerber said. “There are common issues that all business professionals confront, and Brooklyn Law School’s Business Boot Camp introduces students—even those who have never studied business, finance or economics—to the vocabulary and framework they will need to help clients deal with those issues.”