Tom Fredrick

Tom Fredrick
  • Lecturer
  • Management and Entrepreneurship academic area

Contact Info

Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3135


J.D., University of Iowa, 1984
B.S. in Business Administration and Economics, University of Kansas


Practice areas and interests

  • Biotechnology
  • Complex major business transactions
  • Pharmaceutical R&D and commercialization


  • MGMT 895 Life Science Business (2006-2009)
  • BBA 302 Legal Aspects of Business (2010-2012)
  • BLAW 302 Legal Aspects of Business, Honors (Spring 2013)
  • MGMT 431 Legal Environment for Managing Employees (2013-2022)
  • MGMT 820 Business Law and Ethics (2014-2022) (with Professor Reitz, 2014, and Professor May, 2015-2017)

Selected Publications

  • "An Honors Rx – Hail, Heed, History, Honor, and Hope." Honors Alumni Lecture Series, University Honors Program, KU (2015)
  • "BioContracts 101 (to 999)." BioLaw 4.0 – Law at the Frontiers of Biology, The University of Kansas School of Law (2010)
  • "All About Founding" and "Building the Team." Kauffman Entrepreneur Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Kauffman Labs (Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation) (2009)
  • "The 'Business' of Life Sciences." Professional Edge Series, KU Edwards Campus (2008)
  • "Albert Murray and Kansas City Style – Hemingway, Basie, Black Baseball, and Bullfights." 13th International Hemingway Society Conference (2008)
  • Adjudicator and panelist. Innovation and Capital Formation Conference, Big 12 Center for Economic Development, Innovation, and Commercialization (CEDIC) (Kauffman Foundation) (2007)
  • "Elisha Scott Sets Sail – From Baseball Segregation to Societal Integration." 18th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture (2006)


Professional and Community (current)

  • Admitted to practice: Missouri, Michigan and New York
  • Co-Founder and Principal, Life Science Legal LLC
  • Member, Board of Directors, Metheny Music Foundation
  • Advisory Board, Center for Positive Ethics in Business