Curriculum

Clinic - Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy

Credits: 3.00
Faculty: Jonathan Askin

Recommended: Corporations; a course in intellectual property; Administrative Law

The BLIP Clinic functions like a law firm that represents Internet, new media, communications and other tech entrepreneurs and innovators on both business and policy advocacy. Students work with clients to guide them through transactional, litigation, policy and other advocacy projects and interact and strategize with members of the entrepreneurial, technology and financial communities, as well as with legislators, regulators and other policymakers.

Clients are accepted based on the extent to which the client's issues implicate Internet or digital economy issues of first impression or issues that require creative legal representation and arguably advance the Internet or digital economy. The Clinic endeavors not to presuppose that one client or policy position is more worthy of representation than another client or policy, as long as it may reasonably be argued that the client or policy would help realize the promise of an Internet-enabled, digital world.

Although the Clinic has no prerequisites, students will be well served to have background either through course work or practical experience in some of the following areas: corporations, telecommunications, Internet, intellectual property, communications, antitrust and administrative law.

Seminar Credits: 2.00

Seminar: The clinic includes a 2-credit seminar with weekly discussions on the current and evolving state of law, policy, technology and business.

Enrollment Notes: The clinic enrolls students each semester. Some students will be able to enroll in the Advanced BLIP Clinic for a second semester.