Legal Clinic - Innovation Law Clinic

The Innovation Law Clinic provides teams of students the opportunity to counsel entrepreneurs, creators, and inventors from the university’s internal and external communities. The clinic teaches entrepreneurship and commercializing innovation and creativity, as well as how to craft an overall legal strategy to match a client’s vision.

Students in the Innovation Law Clinic learn from local practitioners, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and Scalia Law faculty in a pioneering clinic model developed by Professor Sean O’Connor. Under the supervision of faculty and local attorneys, students analyze their clients’ technology, creative innovation, business plan, and legal documents to produce a confidential “Innovator’s Roadmap” tailored to the client’s vision and needs.

Interested students should apply for one of three tracks (business law; IP; or tax) and have taken at least the introductory course in that track. Preference will be given to students who have taken more than one course in their selected specialty area.

Meet the Clinic Faculty

Sean M. O’Connor

Professor Sean M. O’Connor
Founder & Faculty Director (on leave 2022-2023)

Joshua Kresh

Joshua Kresh
Managing Director

Professor Dale Lazar
Director, Patent Program

David Grossman

David Grossman
Mason Tech Transfer Liaison

Professor Kenneth Silverberg
Tax Supervising Attorney

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