Forming a company. Protecting ideas. Raising money. Hiring employees. Signing contracts. Mergers, acquisitions, and IPOs. From startup to exit, the law is ever-present in the daily life of an entrepreneur.
Having access to expertise in navigating the legal issues that early stage ventures face on a daily basis is a competitive advantage not enjoyed by many startups due to attorney costs, misunderstandings of the law, and a desire to move as quickly as possible.
You can be that competitive advantage, driving efficient execution of the business plan while also avoiding the legal pitfalls that impede early stage ventures far too often.
The Entrepreneurship Law and Strategy degree program is an innovative, multi-disciplinary degree program focused on training entrepreneurs, future entrepreneurs, and others in the entrepreneurial ecosystem on the legal and strategic influences on new venture creation and success.
Master of Legal Studies, MLS: Graduates with an MLS will acquire a wealth of legal expertise that can make huge differences for their ventures, employers, or clients.
The MLS is a 30 credit hour degree that will be offered partially online and partially in the evenings at the Beus Center for Law and Society on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus. Students can complete the degree full or part time. No LSAT, GRE, GMAT or other graduate school standardized tests are required for admission.
Master of Laws, LLM: Graduates with an LLM will be able to take their JD foundational knowledge a step further and advance their legal knowledge in the entrepreneurship arena.
The LLM is a 24 credit hour degree that is offered partially online and partially in the evenings at the Beus Center for Law and Society on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus. Students can complete the degree full or part time.
Sample course listing
- Business Organizations
- Employment Law
- Introduction to Intellectual Property
- Funding of Early Stage Ventures
- Regulation of Small Businesses
- Business Relationships
- Entrepreneurship Law and Strategy: Idea and Launch
- Entrepreneurship Law & Strategy: Growth, Maturity, and Exit