Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic



SLN #: 15558
Course Prefix: LAW-777
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Menkhus

Course Description:
The Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic (IALC) is a transactional clinical offering for law students at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. IALC is part of a multi-disciplinary program, the Innovation Advancement Program (IAP), 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. IALC 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 IAP is now acception applications for the Spring 2011 semester. Click on the following link for more deatail http://law.asu.edu/IAP

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Numeric Grade or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Either Business Organizations or Intro to IP are pre/co-requisite courses for the clinic
Special Withdrawal Course: Because of administrative considerations and professional obligations to courts and clients, no student pre-registered for a clinical offering shall be allowed to drop the clinic later than one month preceding the first day of classes, or to add the clinic, unless approval is obtained from the Director of the Clinical Program.
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None