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Healthcare Entrepreneurship

The Healthcare Entrepreneurship Clinic partners law students interested in health law with early-stage Arizona businesses in the healthcare and technology arena. Students gain broad industry knowledge and personal experience with clients, solving legal problems related to formation, intellectual property, compliance and regulation, contracts, licensing, all within a health context.

The clinic is directed by John Shufeldt (MD, JD, MBA), an ASU Law adjunct professor, alum, and co-founder of numerous health care businesses such as MeMD, Inc.

What students do:

The clinic provides students with incredible resources across law, medicine, and business, including expert instruction, client projects, and industry mentorship.

Law students interested in health law will be partnered with early-stage Arizona based businesses, to solve problems related to formation, IP issues, compliance and regulatory issues, contracts, leases and licenses. Students will work with in-house counsel or senior leadership in these organizations. Students will learn about and address the challenges encountered while starting an entrepreneurial business. Students attend the Innovation Advancement Program seminar.

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Course information

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

Usual Applications dates

Summer/Fall 2019:
Priority application period: January 21st - March 4th
Offers extended to students: March 8
Student acceptances due: March 11