Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - Beus Center for Law and Society Snell & Wilmer Plaza

Law, Science and Technology Courses

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Core Courses

  • Law, Science and Technology
  • Scientific Evidence
  • Law, Litigation and Science
  • Health Technologies, Innovation and Law
  • Jurimetrics Journal (qualifies only as a second core course for the general LST Certificate; cannot be used as the sole core course when earning the LST Certificate with a focus area)

Elective Courses

  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Patent Law Clinic
  • Advanced Research: LSI - Law and Neuroscience
  • Artificial Intelligence: Law, Ethics and Policy 
  • Bioethics and Law
  • Biotech Licensing and Litigation 
  • Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: Law and Policy
  • Comprehensive Patent Practice
  • Copyright Law
  • Cyberspace Law
  • E-Discovery and Digital Evidence
  • Energy Law and Policy
  • Entertainment Business Contracts
  • FDA Regulation
  • Global Governance of Emerging Technologies
  • Genetics and the Law
  • Health Care Fraud Investigations and Litigation
  • Health Care Transactions and Investigations
  • Health Law and Policy
  • Health Technologies, Innovation and the Law
  • Healthcare Entrepreneurship Clinic
  • High-Technology Licensing
  • Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic
  • Innovation Advancement Clinic Client Component
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Intellectual Property
  • Introduction to Internet law
  • Jurimetrics Journal
  • Law and Psychology
  • Law, Litigation and Science 
  • Law, Science and Technology
  • Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic
  • Litigation and Courtroom Technology
  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • Media Law
  • Medical Error
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation 
  • Nanotechnology
  • National Security Law
  • Neuroscience, Law and Ethics
  • Patent Appeals at the USPTO
  • Patent Drafting
  • Patent Law
  • Patent Licensing and Enforcement
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • Personal and Business Corporate Branding in Sports
  • Post-Conviction Clinic
  • Post-Conviction Clinic Client Component 
  • Privacy
  • Privacy, Big Data and Emerging Technologies
  • Prosecuting Trademark Applications
  • Public Health Law and Ethics
  • Real World IP Lawmaking
  • Reproduction, Reproductive Technologies and the Law   
  • Research Ethics and Law
  • Scientific Evidence
  • Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants
  • Trademark and Unfair Competition
  • Utility Law and Regulation

 


Focus area qualifying courses

Students can focus in a particular area of law by choosing a minimum of four (4) of their qualifying LST courses from that area. Students may pursue multiple focus areas, and courses may count toward multiple focus areas if applicable.

The recommended coursework for each focus area includes, but may not be limited to, the courses listed below. Students should direct any questions regarding coursework to the LSI Center Director.

Intellectual Property

Students should complete two (2) of the following courses:

  • Copyright Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark and Unfair Competition

And at least two (2) additional qualifying courses from the following list (for a total of 4 qualifying courses):

  • Biotech Licensing and Litigation
  • Comprehensive Patent Practice
  • Copyright Law
  • Entertainment Business Contracts
  • High-Technology Licensing
  • Innovation Advancement Clinic
  • Innovation Advancement Clinic Client Component 
  • Intellectual Property
  • Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic
  • Patent Appeals at the USPTO
  • Patent Drafting
  • Patent Law
  • Patent Licensing and Enforcement
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • Personal and Business Corporate Branding in Sports
  • Prosecuting Trademark Applications
  • Real World IP Lawmaking
  • Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants
  • Trademark and Unfair Competition

 

Life Sciences

Students should complete one (1) of the following courses:

  • Bioethics and Law
  • Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy 
  • Genetics and the Law
  • Health Technologies, Innovation and the Law

And at least three (3) additional qualifying courses from the following list (for a total of 4 qualifying courses):

  • Administrative Law
  • Bioethics and Law
  • Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy 
  • Biotech Licensing and Litigation
  • FDA Regulation
  • Genetics and the Law
  • Health Care Fraud Investigations and Litigation 
  • Health Care Transactions and Investigations
  • Health Law and Policy
  • Health Technologies, Innovation and the Law
  • Healthcare Entrepreneurship Clinic
  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • Medical Error
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation 
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience Law and Ethics
  • Public Health Law and Ethics
  • Reproduction, Reproductive Technologies and the Law
  • Research Ethics and Law

 

Data, Privacy, and Security

Students should complete one (1) of the following courses:

  • National Security Law
  • Privacy
  • Privacy, Big Data and Emerging Technologies

And at least three (3) additional qualifying courses from the following list (for a total of 4 qualifying courses):

  • Administrative Law
  • Artificial Intelligence: Law, Ethics and Policy
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: Law and Policy
  • Cyberspace Law
  • E-Discovery and Digital Evidence
  • Global Governance of Emerging Technologies 
  • Health Technologies, Innovation and the Law
  • Introduction to Internet Law 
  • Litigation and Courtroom Technology
  • Media Law
  • National Security Law
  • Privacy
  • Privacy, Big Data and Emerging Technologies
  • Research Ethics and Law

 

Please Note:

  1. The list of Elective Courses is subject to revision by the Center’s Faculty Director or Executive Director with the advice of the Center Faculty Fellows. Web listings may sometimes lag behind new approvals – for the most up to date course information or questions, contact the Center Director(s).
  2. Graduate seminars (500 level or higher) in other departments and/or independent study with Center Faculty Fellows in ASU Law, as approved by the Center Faculty Director or Executive Director and the Academic Dean, may serve as elective courses.
  3. Clinics listed above may qualify for two courses when taken for six credits. Credit for the course component of the clinic is automatic; additional credit for the clinical component is assumed, but will be evaluated by the Center Director, based on the clinical work performed.
  4. Service as an Editor for Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology qualifies as substantive course work. Two semesters of service count as one course (and thus four semesters count as two courses).