Legal Entrepreneurship

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March 2-3, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Presented by CodeX – Center for Legal Informatics

Open to: Stanford Law School students, CS students, GSB students

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Ever thought of starting a legal start-up? Or do you want to drive innovation in your firm?
Codex is putting on a pop-up course looking at how to come up with, test and run a legal start-up.

In one weekend you will learn the basics of getting a legal start-up off the ground, from people that have done it. The course will feature experts on legal entrepreneurship and founders of legal tech start-ups. At the end you will be able start your journey as a legal entrepreneur, either in a firm or in a start-up.

Do you have more questions?
What does the course cover?
The course will deal with the following topics:
How lawyers can make great entrepreneurs;
How to test an idea, and iterate on that ideas;
How to communicate an idea to investors, potential co-founders and potential employees;
How to build a founding team with the right culture;
How to get funding for your idea; and
Many more topics.
Will there be an assignment?
Because the course is not for credit, there are no graded assignments. Just projects to help you through the material. One of these is projects is doing a 5 minute practice pitch to the group on a potential legal start-up idea. Please include this in your application.
What will the workload be like?
We materials will be spread between readings, things to watch and things to listen to. The focus is to make sure you have what you need to understand the material without overburdening you. We want you to have time to fully participate in the course.

This workshop is taught by: 

Roland Vogl

Executive director of both Stanford Codex and Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology,  and lecturer at Stanford Law School. He lectures in the areas of legal informatics, IP law and innovation.

Maxine Minter

Co-founder and Head of Operations at Radvocate, a consumer legal tech start-up making customer service rage a thing of the past. She is formerly a corporate lawyer and serial entrepreneur in the consumer space.

Guest lectures from Prof Robert Edgell (Co-Director, Joint Center for Creativity, Design, and Venturing at SUNY Polytechnic Institute), Jennifer Xia (Co-founder and Co-CEO of FreeWill), Tunji Williams (Co-founder and CEO, DealWIP) and many more.

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CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics