Sessions Information

  • April 29, 2021
    1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
    Session Type: Concurrent Sessions
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    This concurrent session will bring the faculty of the Samuelson-Glushko Law and Technology family of clinics together at an AALS conference to discuss their shared mission and collaboration to advance social justice goals in this increasingly important field. Scholar and advocate Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information Management at Berkeley Law, and her husband Robert Glushko, internet entrepreneur and Adjunct Professor of Cognitive Science, have developed and funded these pioneering law school clinics to advance the public interest in technology law and policy, particularly with regard to intellectual property since 2001. The panel will reflect on their joint policy advocacy efforts undertaken over the last two decades. They will consider their founding mission and what the future holds for this newest community of clinics. The session will convey transferable lessons about the benefits and rewards of being part of a focused clinical community working together for a shared social justice goal. The session will begin with a brief overview of law and technology clinics and a history of the clinical family’s evolution. The panelists will then introduce representative case studies of cross-clinic collaboration (including advocacy at both the Copyright Office and at the USPTO) including faculty observations on the pedagogical payoffs in this kind of work. The session will end with questions and thoughts from the audience.

Session Speakers
Harvard Law School
Concurrent Session Speaker

Fordham University School of Law
Concurrent Session Speaker

American University, Washington College of Law
Concurrent Session Speaker and Coordinator

University of Colorado Law School
Concurrent Session Speaker

University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Concurrent Session Speaker

Session Fees
  • Clinical Attachment: Collaborations Among the Samuelson/Glushko Family of IP Law & Technology Clinics: $0.00