Tom Fredrick

Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3135
University of Kansas


Academic Area



  • 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 (2013-2018)
  • MGMT 820 Business Law and Ethics (2014-2019) (with Professor Reitz, 2014, and Professor May, 2015-2017)

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

Practice areas and interests

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

Selected papers and presentations – Academic and industry

  • "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)


  • J.D., University of Iowa (1984)
  • B.S. in Business Administration and Economics, University of Kansas (1981)

Selected Publications

Fredrick, T. (2016).

Fredrick, T. (2006). The Kansas City Star.

Fredrick, T. (2005). Jazz Ambassador Magazine

Fredrick, T. (Ed.). (2001). Columbia Law School Report.

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