Interdisciplinary Programs with Significant Law School Involvement

Entrepreneurship Law Editorial Team

There are many established cross-campus, multidisciplinary programs in entrepreneurship an innovation higher education, and several inter-institution programs as well. Set forth below are links to website descriptions and contact information regarding collaborations of particular note in the context of law, entrepreneurship and innovation because of the active involvement of law faculty and students. 

Examples of Interdisciplinary Programs with Significant Law School Involvement:

Albany Law School

Ecosystem for Nanotechnology, Entrepreneurship, and Law (eNTEL) Program

Arizona State University

Innovation Advancement Program 

Charlotte School of Law

Entrepreneurship Clinic 

City University of New York Law School with LaGuardia Community College

Community Micro-Enterprise Initiative

Cornell University


Duke University School of Law

Law and Entrepreneurship LL.M Program

For additional information, see the Inc. Magazine article, " Should your Lawyer Specialize in Entrepreneurship? "

Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology

TI:GER (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results)

Georgia State University

Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth

Indiana University

Johnson  Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Lewis & Clark Law School with Portland State University Business School

Internship Seminar: Entrepreneurship and Law 

Michigan State University

Intellectual Property & Communications Law Program

New York University

Law & Business Programs (incl. Pollack Center for Law & Business and Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law & Business)

Northwestern University School of Law

Small  Business Opportunity Center

University of Baltimore

Opportunity  Analysis Course

University of Colorado

LLM in Entrepreneurial Law Program 

University of Connecticut

Connecticut  Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

University of Oregon

Technology Entrepreneurship Program

University of Pennsylvania

Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic

University of Pittsburgh

Innovation Practice Institute

University of Utah

New Ventures Clinic

University of Washington

Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

Vanderbilt University

Law & Business Program

Washington University in St. Louis

Intellectual Property and Nonprofit Organizations Clinic

Western New England University 

Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship

William  Mitchell College of Law with St. Thomas University

Business Law Clinic/SBDC Collaboration

Yale University

Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development 

For an overview of participation by U.S. law schools in interdisciplinary business and entrepreneurship programs, including discussion of several of the initiatives listed in this subsection, see Anthony J. Luppino, Minding More Than Our Own Business: Educating Entrepreneurial Lawyers Through Law School-Business School Collaborations, 30 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 151 (2007).  See also Seth Freeman, Bridging the Gaps: How Cross-Disciplinary Training with MBAs Can Improve Transactional Education, Prepare Students for Private Practice, and Enhance University Life, 13 Fordham J. Corporate & Fin. L. 89 (2008).

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