Entrepreneurial Experience : New Innovation Law Lab Offers Legal Knowledge to Regional Start-Ups
By Eric Van Meter
Since 2006, the Eller College and UA’s James E. Rogers College of Law have partnered in student education through the Business/Law Exchange. This semester the program adds a new dimension to its work — one that extends beyond the classroom into the world of venture start-ups: the Innovation Law Lab.
Led by Larry Hecker and Gabriel Beckmann, the Innovation Law Lab provides critical legal strategy, leadership, and advice to innovation-based, scalable start-ups in the Tucson/Southern Arizona region.
Initially, the Innovation Law Lab will focus on ventures incubated within the Arizona Center for Innovation and those associated with the University’s newly established Tech Launch Arizona, a center created to consolidate and synergize the work of moving knowledge and innovations to market.