Suffolk University School of Law seeks to hire a Practitioner in Residence to design and implement an Intellectual Property Clinic. The IP Law Clinic position is designed to augment our clinical offerings and complement our IP Law Concentration. Last year, Suffolk’s IP program was nationally ranked as one of the leading programs of its type in the country. Additionally, graduates of the Concentration who work in virtually all Boston area law firms that engage in IP work can provide a source of support for the clinic. We seek to add excellent guided student practice opportunities to Suffolk’s substantial IP course offerings.
The successful applicant, with guidance from both IP Professors and members of the Clinical Faculty, will design and implement a clinical education program focused on transactional IP issues which can include client counseling, business development, patent and trademark prosecution, copyright registration, IP due diligence, IP licensing and related activities. Program development will include identification and cultivation of recurring sources of clients with matters suitable for student representation. As one mission of the clinical programs at Suffolk is to model professional responsibility to serve the community’s unmet legal needs, a strong element of pro- or low-bono client service must be part of the program design.
This is a one-year appointment. The opportunity to extend this appointment may be available. Must be a member in good standing of a state bar. Massachusetts permits attorneys who are licensed and in good standing in other states to represent indigent clients for up to 2 years without taking the Massachusetts bar. At least three years of IP transactional experience required. Teaching experience preferred but not required.
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