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Professor Karl Okamoto Presents at U.S. Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship Annual Conference

Professor Karl Okamoto

January 20, 2017

Professor Karl Okamoto led a workshop chosen through a competition to be presented at the U.S. Association of Small business & Entrepreneurship Annual Conference on Jan. 20.

Okamoto, director of the Business and Entrepreneurship Law program, presented “The Startup LawMeet: Using Simulations to Teach Entrepreneurship Law” with Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Megan Carpenter.

The presentation coincided with the first qualifying round of the inaugural Startup LawMeet, which is based on the simulation-based competition Okamoto first unveiled in transactional law in 2010.  Subsequent qualifying rounds will culminate in the National Championship Startup Lawmeet, to be held March 24 at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, Calif.

Since 2010, LawMeets have previously expanded to include national competitions in intellectual property and bankruptcy law.

The conference, hosted by Drexel’s Close School of Entrepreneurship, was held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel from Jan. 19-22.