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We are a live-client law firm within American University, Washington College of Law. Each year, 230 students participate in our program, helping real clients (low income and under-represented people and organizations in the D.C. area) with a wide array of real legal problems. Students work under the supervision of 9 tenured and 2 tenure-track faculty members, 2 long-term contract Professors of the Practice of Law, and 10 practitioners-in-residence. We'd like to share the diverse experiences of our students, faculty, and staff as we teach and learn together.

IP Clinic Student Murphy Chen’s Artwork Honors Homeless Advocates

IP Clinic student and artist Murphy Chen was selected by the National Homelessness Law Center to exhibit her work at their annual National Forum on the Human Right to Housing. Murphy also was asked to design this year’s Human Right to Housing Award. For 23 years, the … Continue reading

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NALSA Native American Heritage Month Lunch Talk

On November 8, 2022, in celebration and honor of Native American Heritage month, NALSA hosted WCL Professors Vicki Phillips (Director, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic) and Ezra Rosser (Federal Indian Law, Poverty Law, Property Law) for a conversation on the … Continue reading

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Jaszi Lecture November 10th—Decriminalizing Education, Again

The law school was thrilled to present the 11thAnnual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property on November 10th featuring longtime clinic client Peter Decherney’s reflections on his odyssey seeking exemptions for educators. Peter Decherney is a Professor of … Continue reading

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Talking Pro Bono IP on the USPTO’s Inventor Hour Program

Professors Phillips and Grossman appeared on lucky Episode 13 of the USPTO’s Inventor Hour to talk about the IP Clinic, its patent work and pro bono IP with PTAB Judge (and ’04 IP clinic alum) Chris Paulraj. Inventor Hour is … Continue reading

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IP Clinic Students Present 6th Annual Tips and Tricks for Start-Ups

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Glushko-Samuelson IP Clinic Students presented a 6th annual IP Tips and Tricks program for startups on March 25th via Zoom for the AU Center for Innovation (AUCI) Incubator at American University’s Kogod School of Business. The AUCI entrepreneurs are either … Continue reading

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