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2 or 3 Credits (Clinic)

The Business and Intellectual Property Clinic covers a broad scope of placements, including various settings that expose students to the practice of business and/or intellectual property (IP) law. Law students in this clinical component spend 10 (2-credit) or 15 (3-credit) hours per week on fieldwork.


Given the wide range of possible placements, students might work in government agencies, private law firms, nonprofit organizations, the legal department of businesses, or in positions related to compliance. Students submit weekly journals, describing and reflecting on their experiences in the field, and meet in a series of seminars with the course instructor and/or the Clinical Director to explore the relationship between the principles covered in the substantive class and their fieldwork. This course also satisfies New England Law’s Experiential Education Requirement. 

“I worked in the Health Information Systems Department at Massachusetts General Hospital as a Privacy Specialist Intern. I helped investigate HIPAA cases and apply the facts in each case to state and federal privacy regulations to determine whether or not there had been a breach of protected health information.” —Candice Carrington ’18