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Innovation Advancement Clinic

The Innovation Advancement 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.

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Course information

The Innovation Advancement 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 & Professional Responsibility
  • Must be Rule 39 certified after acceptance to clinic.

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
    • 4 hours per week office hours in Clinic
    • 2 hours per week seminar

Student Applications Dates for Clinic:

Spring 2022:
Applications: September 24th through October 24th, 2021
Offers extended to students: October 29th, 2021
Student acceptances due: November 1st, 2021 by 5 pm

Summer/Fall 2022:
Application period: January X - February X, 2022
Offers extended to students: February X, 2022
Student acceptances due: March X, 2022 by 5 pm

**IMPORTANT!* - Pursuant to the Statement of Student Policies, Clinics – Students who have applied for a clinic and have been accepted may decline upon offer without consequence. However, once a student has accepted a clinic offered, any student who drops the clinic without prior approval by the dean’s designee will be subject to the 12-month ban.

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

Other questions and/or feedback

Karen Furgeson or 480-965-6523

Our People

Raees Mohamed

Raees Mohamed
Director, Innovation Advancement Clinic
Faculty Associate
Raeesabbas.Mohamed@asu.edu