Expansion of ND Law’s intellectual property program is bearing fruit


Author: Kevin Allen

Lawyer Magazine

Intellectual property is one of the fastest-growing areas of the law, both in the United States and globally.

It’s a sign of a world where technological change is quick and constant.

The field has been growing dramatically at Notre Dame Law School, too. The Law School has invested in a dramatic expansion of its intellectual property curriculum in recent years to prepare students for a wide variety of careers in a field that needs more good attorneys.

These investments can be seen in new faculty members, additional course offerings, a program of study in intellectual property and technology law, a clinic where students work on real patent and trademark cases, and several externships that provide hands-on experience.

"IP is ultimately about creating an environment for innovation and creativity that supports human flourishing," said Mark McKenna, a John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School and director of the Law School's Program of Study in Intellectual Property and Technology Law. "Notre Dame is a great place to study intellectual property and technology law because we can bring a rich discussion of values to our curriculum."

Read the rest of the story in the 2018 issue of Notre Dame Lawyer magazine.