Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic (classroom component)

SLN #: 77614
Course Prefix: LAW-777
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Menkhus

Course Description:
The Technology Ventures Legal Clinic (TVLC) is a transactional clinical offering for law students at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. TVLC is part of a multi-disciplinary program, the Technology Ventures Services Group (TVSG), in which law students can partner with graduate students from business, engineering, and the sciences to assist emerging technology companies with their start up efforts. TVLC students assist entrepreneurial clients with legal issues, such as business entity formation, contract drafting, IP, IP audits, and/or employment law. Furthermore, classroom topics also discuss raising capital, valuation techniques, sources of capital, commercialization strategies, and other topics that technology entrepreneurs and innovators experience in the infancy of their ventures. This is an opportunity to get “hands on” legal experience, work with real clients, and learn from students and professionals with varied backgrounds and experiences. A technology background IS NOT REQUIRED nor critical to success in the course.

Either Business Organizations or Intro to IP are pre/co-requisite courses for the clinic.

NOTE: This clinic will be divided into two components:
1. two credit hour classroom-based component which will be graded on a numeric or letter scale
2. four credit hour client-focused component which will be graded on a pass/fail basis.

The TVSG is now accepting applications for the Fall 2010 semester. Click on the following link for more details

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Experiential Learning: No
Prerequisite: Yes, see course description
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.