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Karl Okamoto

Karl Okamoto, JD

Professor of Law; Director of the Business and Entrepreneurship Law Program

Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Expertise:

law

Contact:

karl.okamoto@drexel.edu

215.571.4761

Okamoto is an expert in corporate, venture capital, private equity and securities law and corporate finance. He has extensive experience as both an attorney and an investor.

Okamoto earned his J.D. at Columbia University School of Law, where he was the Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, managing editor of the Columbia Journal of Law & Social Problems and served on the Jessup International Moot Court Team.His research focuses on securities and corporate law. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Minority Groups and co-organized the First Annual Asian Pacific American Law Professors' Conference.


For news media inquiries, contact Emily Storz at els332@drexel.edu, 215.895.2705 (office) or 609.351.3592 (cell). 

In the News

  • Business News in Brief

    Educational technology company ApprenNet, founded by Kline School of Law Professor Karl Okamoto, JD, was mentioned in a Sept. 2 Philly.com article about its merger with a San Francisco firm, Handsfree Learning.

  • ApprenNet Just Hired a New CEO. Here’s Why That’s a Big Deal

    Karl Okamoto, JD, a professor and director of the business and entrepreneurship law program in the Kline School of Law, was featured on Technically Philly on April 6 for hiring a CEO for his start-up, Apprenet. 

  • Schools Experiment with MOOCs' Online Legality

    The New York Law Journal spotlighted Karl Okamoto, a professor in the Earle Mack School of Law, in an article on September 13 about law schools experimenting with MOOCs.

  • Meet our 2013 Legal Rebels

    Karl Okamoto, a professor in the Earle Mack School of Law, was featured in the ABA Journal’s September issue as a “2013 Legal Rebel” for his transactional law meets.

  • Law Students Study as 'Virtual Apprentices'

    LawMeets, the virtual apprenticeship program created by Karl Okamoto, a professor in the Earle Mack School of Law, was featured in U.S. News and World Report. Eamon Gallagher, a student in the Earle Mack School of Law, was quoted.

  • At Così, No Worry About Too Many Chefs

    Karl Okamoto, a professor in the Earle Mack School of Law, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about Cosi’s new CEO.

  • Drexel Law Professor Creates a Virtual Venue for Getting Real-World Experience

    Karl Okamoto, a professor in the Earle Mack School of Law, was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer for his latest transactional lawyering venture, LawMeets.

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    Drexel Law Professor Creates First MOOC to Teach Business Acquisition Skills

    Law students, practicing attorneys and anyone interested in business acquisitions will be able to polish their transactional lawyering skills thanks to a new massive open online course (MOOC) created by Karl Okamoto, a professor in the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University. While some of the nation’s most elite universities are collaborating to offer a variety of courses through MOOCs, this will be among the first law school courses delivered in this way.

  • Law Students from Across the Country Demonstrate Deal-Making Skills at Drexel

    While generations of law students have sharpened their litigating skills in moot court and mock trial competitions, the Transactional LawMeet™ created by professor Karl Okamoto of the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University is the first of its kind anywhere that allows students  of transactional law to practice their deal-making skills against their peers. The law school will host the Third Annual Transactional LawMeet™ on March 29 and 30, beginning at 1:30 p.m.