Student opportunities

Law students whose interests are focused at the intersection of science and technology often choose the College of Law because of the Center’s myriad, unique experiences. Students are intricately involved in the transdisciplinary study, research and dialogue that brings together policymakers, academics, professionals and industry. Students have unprecedented access to Center faculty, select research projects and priority placements in clinical units. A certificate program provides substantive course work, extracurricular activities and advising in select fields. 

• The Law, Science & Technology Certificate Program enhances students’ academic experiences and career development.  Students can tailor their course of study through science and technology-related courses and may choose among five specializations: Intellectual Property, Health Law, Environmental and Sustainability Law, Genomics and Biotechnology Law and Law and Psychology.

• The Center’s five Research Clusters, limited to second- and third-year students, offer advanced research opportunities in the areas of public health, emerging technologies, sustainability, personalized medicine and neuroscience.

• Each year, about ten students from each class are selected for our Center Student Scholars Program, in which they have opportunities to conduct research with faculty, help plan Center projects, conferences, and events, and assist in the Center's management.

Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, the quarterly journal of the ABA Section of Science & Technology, is the oldest and most widely circulated publication in its field. In recognition of the Center’s stature and leading-edge work, the American Bar Association has housed this journal for law and science here since 1985. Jurimetrics is edited and contributed to by students, under the direction of a faculty editor.

• The Innovation Advancement Program is a for-credit course for law and other graduate students and select undergraduates who help ASU entrepreneurs percolate high-growth technology start-up firms.

• The Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic gives students hands-on experiences in real-world patent prosecution, licensing and litigation, while the Healthcare Entrepreneurship Unit partners law students with early-stage Arizona-based businesses to solve problems related to formation, intellectual property, regulatory issues and more.


student organizations

Law & Science Student Association (LASSA)

Promotes discussion and learning regarding public policy issues in law, science, and technology; sponsor student, faculty, and guest seminars on such topics; conduct conferences on such topics.

Health Law Society

Raises awareness of health related legal issues, generates student interest in health law and facilitates an ongoing dialogue regarding health law and related issues.

Intellectual Property Student Association

Promotes awareness and understanding of, as well as opportunities in, intellectual property law for students and the community

Environmental Law Society (ELS)

Connecting law, the legal profession, and environmental issues, exploring the future of sustainability, and enjoying the great outdoors!

Space Law and Policy Society (SLAPS)

Fostering interest in space-related legal issues with the goal of promoting space law research, writing, and advocacy