The Center for Law + Innovation connects students to opportunities in intellectual property, information privacy law, and cybersecurity. Courses and career opportunities offered by the Center include:
- Certificate in Information Privacy Law. Developed in partnership with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), students earn the Certificate in Information Privacy Law through a combination of experiential learning, coursework (including the Summer Information Privacy Institute), a writing project on a privacy-related topic, and certification from the IAPP.
- Information Privacy Summer Institute. The Center hosts a unique summer institute in privacy law bringing scholars from around the world to teach J.D. students and professionals about global privacy and cybersecurity law. The Center will host the eighth annual Information Privacy Summer Institute from May 22 – June 9, 2017 at 133 Wishcamper on the University of Southern Maine campus.
- Externships. The Center has helped develop a series of externships and internships in privacy and regulatory compliance at a variety of businesses and government entities.
NOTE: Entrepreneurs and inventors with a general question about patent law can visit the Inventor’s Assistant Center of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Those with trademark and copyright questions can contact the Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. The Center no longer operates the Maine Patent Program. Prior clients of Maine Law’s Intellectual Property Clinic or the Maine Patent Program may contact Karen Murphy (207.780.4370) at Maine Law to acquire their files.