Drexel Wants to Teach You About Restaurant Law

The lecture will be hosted by Drexel's school of Hospitality

The lecture will be hosted by Drexel’s school of Hospitality

Maybe your parents were disappointed that your love of food kept you from going to law school (what, I’m not projecting or anything).

Well, if you go to Drexel’s “Taste of Law with Greenberg Traurig, LLP” Lecture on Monday, Apr. 20, you can tell your parents that you basically went to law school anyway. And, at just $20 per person, this law school education will come with a much lower price tag than if you went the more traditional route.

The lecture will cover exciting (read: not exciting) topics such as: business planning, zoning and permitting, liquor licensing (see you thought it was going to start getting fun when I said “liquor” but nah), lease obligations, labor and employment, immigration, and hotel/restaurant management. And while none of this is as interesting as, say, learning how to cook or planning your first menu, you’ll definitely need to know this stuff if you want to be the next Jose Garces. Or even the next “guy who owns that little cafe on the corner.”

But really, how many of you guys read past ‘lease obligations’? Not very many, I bet.

Well, if you had gone to law school you would know that you’re always supposed to read to the end of the document so no one pulls a fast one on you in the contract and forces you to sign something where you unknowingly promise someone your firstborn child or something.So for those of you who are still reading, here’s the good news. The entire lecture will only run for about two-and-a-half hours (from 10am to 12:30pm) and it includes a break for lunch, prepared by students from the Drexel hospitality program. So we’re talking twenty bucks for a legal education and lunch? That’s not a bad deal at all.

Buy your tickets here.

Taste Of Law [Drexel]