Penn Law - Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic - Visiting Practice Professor of Law

08 Oct 2021 8:57 AM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY LAW SCHOOL seeks a visiting Practice Professor for its Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic (DIPTC) for its current Director who will be on sabbatical during the 2022-2023 academic year. The DIPTC is one of several clinics within the Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies, Penn’s endowed clinical program. The DIPTC is an important component of Penn Law’s broader intellectual property and technology offerings, coordinating with the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition and student intellectual property affinity groups.

The DIPTC offers students the opportunity to directly counsel clients in transactional IP and technology law. Students explore the interplay between law, business, technology, and the arts as they offer strategic counsel to early-stage ventures, technologists, scientists, and creatives. The DIPTC currently provides counsel in patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and privacy law, and it is a member of the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Program in trademark. The DIPTC is a semester long clinic that operates both terms. It is structured around a seminar that meets twice weekly for 1½ hours, as well as weekly supervision sessions.

Penn Law seeks candidates with: strong transactional practice experience representing individuals and for-profit/nonprofit entities in the realm of intellectual property and/or technology law; distinguished academic and professional achievement; dynamic teaching and supervisory skills; and a commitment to clinical legal education. Candidates must be members of the Pennsylvania Bar (by the start of the visit) and have a minimum of five years of relevant practice experience. Prior teaching experience is highly desirable but not required. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position will run from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. Diverse candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit applications through Interfolio here

If you have questions about the position, contact Cynthia Dahl, Questions regarding Interfolio, contact Megan Hackett,

Applications are due by October. 30, 2021, although the committee will review them on a rolling basis.


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