This course provides an opportunity for students to work with and learn from lawyers and patent professionals in industry and law firms. The instructor and student will work together to find an appropriate placement that matches the student’s interests and host’s needs. Enrollment occurs through an application outside of the lottery process. If you are interested in participating, please contact the instructor by email as early as possible with a short explanation of: (1) why you are interested in pursuing a patent field placement; (2) the kind of work that interests you; and (3) whether you have an interest in and/or relationships with a specific potential host organization.
All students seeking to enroll in a patent field placement must carefully read the Rules for Supervised Field Placements and submit the Supervised Field Placement Form.
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