Course Details

Innovation Lab

The Innovation Lab is an interdisciplinary course designed to expose students to the innovation process; it focuses on the legal, business, technical, teamwork, design, presentation, and other skills involved in that process. The primary goal is for students to understand and experience each of the steps required to identify a need, create a technology-based solution for that need, and bring that solution to market. This course will take a cross-disciplinary approach to understanding entrepreneurial thinking, innovation and the decision-making process, and the role of technology in problem-solving. A wide range of guest speakers, will address the class. The class is open to MSL, JD, JD-MBA and LLM students. It will also include students from the Computer Science department. This class runs through the entire spring semester (Spring 1, Spring 1 Power Week, and Spring 2 terms). Student teams will focus on one sub-specialty area of law and work with an academic advisor to understand that area and to research unmet needs that exist in that area. The teams will sort through the identified needs, eventually settling on the need most worthy of their attention. Once that need is identified and defined, students will move to the solutions phase, and will work to devise a technology-based solution to address the unmet need. After a “prototype” is envisioned, students will work on a commercialization plan for their idea. At the conclusion of the course, students will present their idea in a business plan competition-style format. The class is open to MSL, JD (2L & 3L), JD-MBA (2J & 3J), and LLM students. Prerequisite: Business Associations (JD & LLM) or Business Formation (MSL). Section 1: Limited to JD and LLM students only Section 2: Limited to MSL students only. MSL enrollment with permission numbers only. Please note: Both sections will meet in the same room, LM204

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 722


Course History

Spring 2018
Title: Innovation Lab
Faculty: Oster, Leslie A. (courses | profile)
Barron, Esther S. (courses | profile)
Sales-Griffin, Neal Orlando
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 18     Actual: 12

Spring 2018
Title: Innovation Lab
Faculty: Hammond, Kristian J
Oster, Leslie A. (courses | profile)
Barron, Esther S. (courses | profile)
Sales-Griffin, Neal Orlando
Section: 2     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 9     Actual: 8

Spring 2017
Title: Innovation Lab
Faculty: Oster, Leslie A. (courses | profile)
Barron, Esther S. (courses | profile)
Sales-Griffin, Neal Orlando
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 23     Actual: 20

Spring 2017
Title: Innovation Lab
Faculty: Oster, Leslie A. (courses | profile)
Barron, Esther S. (courses | profile)
Sales-Griffin, Neal Orlando
Section: 2     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 7     Actual: 7