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Professor Karl Okamoto Discusses Role of Startup, Transactional Law in the Future of Legal Education

Professor Karl Okamoto

January 10, 2014

Professor Karl Okamoto, an expert in entrepreneurial, venture capital, and transactional law and founder of the LawMeets® and IPLawMeet® competitions, the "moot court" experience for students interested in transactional practice, has been sharing his expertise with various members of legal education community this month.

At the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) annual meeting to discuss "Legal Education in the 21st Century," Okamoto presented "How to Teach LLCs in the 'Flipped Classroom'" and "Lawyers, Grow Your Own Clients - Value Creation by Lawyers for Startups," the latter selected from a call for papers by the organization's section on transactional law and skills.  The AALS is is a non-profit educational association of 176 law schools representing over 10,000 law faculty in the United States.

Okamoto has also been proactive in other areas concerning entrepreneurial law, having helped develop the Kauffman Foundation's entrepreneurial law website, EshipLaw. Okamoto is also a member of the site's editorial board.