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5 Things to Know About an Intellectual Property Clinic

By Eve J. Brown Director, Suffolk Law IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic I’m often asked by people considering law school what law students can do in the Intellectual Property Entrepreneurship Clinic. “Who are our clients?” “What kind of cases can I handle before I pass the bar?” And probably most appropriately, “Will I learn what it [...]

January 20th, 2015|General, Law School Career Services|

6 Careers in IP Law (Other Than Patent Prosecutor)

By Jessica Silbey Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School There is a general misconception that you need to have a science background to have a career in intellectual property. You don’t. Anyone can be an IP lawyer because being an IP lawyer means being a business lawyer—drafting and negotiating contracts, licenses, putting deals together. [...]

December 8th, 2014|General, Law School Career Services|

Answering 5 Legal Questions About Obama’s Immigration Plan

By Ragini Shah Clinical Professor Law, Suffolk Law School 1. Can the President take executive action on immigration? Isn’t immigration law exclusively in the hands of Congress? Executive action is well within the President’s powers. Republicans in Congress have decried the executive action as going beyond the President’s powers and infringing on Congressional power. This [...]

November 21st, 2014|faculty voices, General|

More About Training Law Students to Be Lawyers

By Gerald M. Slater Assistant Dean for Professional & Career Development, Suffolk Law School It’s time to start training law students to be lawyers. Law students have been trained to think like lawyers, but not trained to do what lawyers do. Last week, I wrote in this blog post about our new new Accelerator Practice, [...]

November 11th, 2014|General, Law School Career Services|

What a Novel Idea: Training Law Students to Be Lawyers

By Gerald M. Slater Assistant Dean for Professional & Career Development, Suffolk Law School This September, six third-year law students started an intensive year of training in Suffolk Law’s new Accelerator Practice. The Accelerator Practice is a fee-generating law firm imbedded within the law school. After all, if you’re going to train law students to [...]

November 5th, 2014|General, Law School Career Services|

10 Questions to Ask If You Want to Be a Patent Law Attorney

By Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau Co-Faculty Director, Intellectual Property Concentration If you have a hard science degree (engineering, chemistry, etc.) and want to become a patent attorney, you should give serious thought to the particular law school you attend. Patent prosecution involves obtaining a patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for an invention. Only [...]

October 23rd, 2014|General, Law School Career Services|