TIP Clinic Mission: Protecting the Creative Works of Creative Minds
Fall and Spring semester: 3 credits
The TIP Field Clinic, a successor to one of the first intellectual property clinics in the country, will enable you to gain practice experience in IP or Technology law. As the law school’s first Field Clinic, students will work off-site with law firms and partner organizations specifically chosen for their ability to expose you to intellectually challenging and exciting legal issues. Clients could include entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, authors and inventors who need assistance in protecting their creations and businesses. The TIP Field Clinic is an integral component of the College of Law's nationally ranked Intellectual Property program.
Instructor: Greg Casimer
Instruction: This course is a combination of lecture, in-class discussion, skills instruction, and client counseling.
Number of Students: Up to 8 students per semester.
711 License: A 711 license is not required to participate in the TIP Field Clinic.
Recommended Courses: Intellectual Property Courses
- Only 2L and 3L students are eligible to participate in the clinic.
- Evening students are eligible to apply but must be available to work during the day.
- LLM students and 2-yr JD students are eligible to apply.
- Students with technical and non-technical backgrounds are eligible to participate.
- There is a preference, though not a strict requirement, for students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. There is also a preference for students who have taken, or are taking concurrently with the clinic, courses on intellectual property law.