The partnership aims to bring inexpensive legal services to a new company
By Amy Hickcox
LAW WEEK COLORADO
For two years, the University of Colorado Law School’s Tech Law Accelerator Program has placed students at a company, large or small, to become more familiar with technology law while also offering affordable legal services. Now going into its third year, the school has partnered with Bryan Cave and Fathym to provide one student with the unique experience of working with an entrepreneurial company.
Upon completing the monthlong “boot camp” in which students learn in-depth about technology and law, one student will work with executives from both Fathym and Bryan Cave. He or she will gain legal skills and learn nontraditional lessons in technology and process, including coming up with a way to assist Fathym in preparing the company for due diligence.
“The student is going to come out of this not just doing traditional law-type setting of memos and research, but will really get the full array of hands-on experience doing the types of things in-house lawyers do and get an idea of how an in-house department works,” said Bill Mooz, Scholar in Residence at CU Law School.
Fathym, an early-stage software company and client of Bryan Cave, will ultimately benefit from having the assistance of law students during the program.