Mitesh Patel wins 2014 Strouse Prize for contributions to the Center for Law, Science & Innovation

Monday, June 9, 2014

Mitesh V. Patel was honored as the 2014 recipient of the Strouse Prize at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU. The Strouse Prize was created in memory of Daniel Strouse, a beloved faculty member at the College of Law whose wisdom, wit, and warmth enhanced the education of hundreds of ASU law students. The Prize is given each year to the law graduate whose academic strengths, contributions to the Center for Law, Science & Innovation, and personal qualities most closely mirror those of Professor Strouse.

Dr. John Shufeldt, a 2005 graduate of the law school and a close friend of the Strouse family, presented Mitesh with this year’s award.  Dr. Shufeldt is the author of the Ingredients of Outliers book series and an entrepreneur who decided to create this award in honor of his favorite professor.

This year’s award winner is a strong example of the excellent students coming through the law school’s Center for Law, Science & Innovation.  Mitesh graduated cum laude with a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona, then completed a Masters in Real Estate Development at ASU. While attending law school, Mitesh was selected as a Center for Law, Science & Innovation Scholar for two consecutive years and served as Technology Editor for the Arizona State Law Journal. He completed an externship at Arizona Technology Enterprise and spent two semesters working with entrepreneurs in the Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic. Mitesh was awarded the Perkins Coie Patent Litigation Fellowship and earned a Law, Science, and Technology certificate in Intellectual Property.

He is beginning his career in private practice at the Phoenix office of Dickinson Wright, PLLC. 

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