The Share-Inn Economy simulation positions students in the role of the General Counsel (GC) to a start-up tech company as they grapple with explaining the current legal landscape and options to advocate for policy change to allow the company to expand into the food service industry. Students learn about the advising, business strategy and policy skills of the legal profession. Over the course of multiple sessions students read three prompts and relevant background information that presents the progression of turning an idea into actual legislation by participating in writing a strategy memo as to company opportunities within the current law, drafting legislation, and presenting legislative testimony. Throughout the simulation students work together in groups.
Learning Objectives/Teaching Objectives
Share-Inn Economy (A)
- Understand the legal context and provide counsel to client on potential legal business models to move forward.
- Recognize the tensions and challenges that an in-house legal advisor may face.
- Evaluate and propose various ways to pursue policy change
Share-Inn Economy (B)
- Practice legislative drafting and persuasive advocacy.
- Identify interested stakeholders and their roles in policy advocacy (e.g., other advocates, coalitions, legislators, staffers, etc.).
Share-Inn Economy (C)
- Develop effective strategies for persuasive written and oral communication and legislative testimony.
These materials can be used in the following contexts:
- FDA Law or Food Law and Policy course
- Legislation course
- Policy advocacy course
- Business law course
- Community economic development course
- Problem solving course