Course previously numbered 404.
This year-long clinic will teach students how lawyers and other professionals help build businesses, with particular emphasis on supporting the technology transfer process at UCLA. This experimental interdisciplinary clinic is open to graduate students in business, law, engineering, medicine and the sciences. Enrollment will be limited to 12 law students; the enrollment of the management students and other graduate students for at least the first semester is handled through the management school. Enrollment is by application.
The clinic will have two components: a 3-unit law course, Counseling Emerging Technologies and Enterprises (704) taught by Adjunct Professor of Law and IP specialist JoAnna Esty, and a 3-unit Management Seminar on Technology Commercialization and New Business Development (MGMT 298D) taught by Management Professor Al Osborne. Law students will be required to enroll in both courses for a total of 6 credits (3 law credits plus 3 non-law credits). The instructors will work closely to ensure coordination between the courses. The law school class will have more emphasis on legal aspects of working with emerging technologies and the seminar will focus more closely on the potential for commercialization. An important goal of these courses is for the students to work in interdisciplinary teams on clinical projects that will involve UCLA-affiliated technologies/companies often sourced from the Office of Intellectual Property (OIP) on campus. Some of these projects may form the basis for companies that eventually seek consideration for the UCLA Incubator.