Professor Vicki Phillips presented a poster describing her co-authored article surveying the growing landscape of IP and technology clinics at the 2019 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education on May 4, 2019 in San Francisco, CA. Technology has been vilified for its role in creating a polarized country. At the same time, technology has tremendous power to inform, mobilize and unite. IP and technology clinics have been on the rise for the past decade, but the rich opportunities they present for helping students consider the role of technology in society and developing critical subject matter expertise has never been more important than now.
Phillips and co-author Prof. Cynthia Dahl of Penn Law collected and analyzed survey data from 72 live client IP and technology legal clinics in the United States and Canada. Beyond purely mapping the clinical community, the survey results frame and address questions about what law school clinics are teaching students, the clients they serve, and how IP and technology clinical models are a natural extension of the clinical tradition to further the public interest and access to justice.
Victoria Phillips & Cynthia L. Dahl, Innovation and Tradition: A Survey of Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinics, 25 Clinical L. Rev. 95 (Fall 2018) https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3184486
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