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Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic

The Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic is an innovative program that pairs inventors, technology entrepreneurs, tech transfer professionals, and emerging technology companies with some of ASU’s brightest law students.

What students do:

Teams of 2-3 law students undertake a wide array of legal services that help early-stage ventures solidify their legal foundations, avoiding many of the mistakes and pitfalls often made when moving technology into the marketplace. Teams are guided throughout the semester by Director, Raees Mohamed, an attorney with RM Warner Law.

Additional supervision and guidance is provided by the program's In-Residence professionals, especially Jon Coury, from the Hool Law Group of Phoenix.

Course information

The Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic is a one-semester course.

  • Credits: six credits (two graded and four pass/fail)
  • Pre- or Co-Requisite(s): Evidence, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law and Professional Responsibility

Time commitment

Students are expected to spend a minimum of 270 hours in the Clinic during the one semester.

  • Fall or Spring Semester – 20 hours per week
    • 10-15 hours per week on IAP Projects
    • Four hours per week office hours in Clinic
    • Two hours per week seminar

Student Applications Dates for Clinic:

Students may apply via Atlas during the application period listed below.

Spring 2023:
Applications: September 23 - October 23, 2022
Offers extended to students: November 1, 2022
Student acceptances due: November 7, 2022 by 9 a.m.

Fall 2023: Application period: January 13 - February 13, 2023 Offers extended to students: February 20, 2023 Student acceptances due: February 26, 2023


**IMPORTANT!* - Externships and Clinics – Students who have applied for an externship or clinic and been accepted may decline upon offer without consequence. However, once a student has accepted an externship or clinic, any student who drops the externship or clinic without prior approval by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs will be subject to the 12-month ban.

Click below to fill out the Innovation Advancement prospective client questionnaire.

Application for prospective clients

Other questions and/or feedback, please reach out to Karen Furgeson or 480-965-6523

Our People

Raees Mohamed

Raees Mohamed
Director, Innovation Advancement Clinic
Faculty Associate

Jonathan Coury

Jonathan Coury
Faculty Associate

Jonathan Coury

Eric Menkhus
Incoming Director Fall 2023,
Innovation Advancement Clinic
Clinical Professor