- Semester: Fall 2023
- Course ID: 396W
- Credit Hours: 3
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Allowed (JD only)
- Cross-listed Dept: Management
- Will not use floating mean GPA
- Upperclass-only elective
- Professor keeps own waitlist
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APPLICATION REQUIRED. Application and/or instructions on how to apply for this course can be accessed on the web: https://law.utexas.edu/students/resources/course-applications/.
Same as LAW 379M, Texas Venture Labs Practicum. This is a Business School course, cross-listed with the Law School.
The TVL Practicum is an elective course that is open to all grad students at UT. Students in the TVL Practicum are put into cross-disciplinary teams where they get the opportunity to work and learn alongside students from different colleges throughout the University. Over the course of the semester, each team works on consulting projects with two early-stage startup companies. Students learn valuable skills such as conducting market validation, competitive analysis, and go to market strategies.
Previous business experience or experience working with startups is not necessary. Students come to TVL to gain that experience. The Practicum provides an opportunity for students to get an inside look at how startups work. This experience can provide a lot of insight to students considering a future working in tech or at a startup.
Many of the law students in the TVL Practicum take the class because they are planning to work in transactional law or mergers/acquisitions and this can give them an inside look at the day-to-day operations of early stage startups and the challenges they face.
Students are encouraged to attend an information session before applying to be accepted into the TVL Practicum. We have a couple more opportunities for students to learn more about the course.
Also, we will be hosting an all-day Open House on March 23rd where students, staff and faculty can learn more about the TVL Practicum and the other programs offered at Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs.