The robust IP and innovation course offerings at NYU Law are complemented by a vibrant intellectual life thanks to colloquia, centers, and regular events. Students interested in IP, information law, antitrust, and competition can participate in the dynamic, ongoing conversation with leaders from the field.
The Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy sponsors interdisciplinary work in the area of innovation law and policy, with a particular focus on issues related to intellectual property. It draws together legal scholars and practitioners, economists, historians, culturalists, social scientists, and representatives of the innovation industries to examine questions on allocating global resources to creative activities, to study the legal regimes and cultural forces that influence innovation, to explore methods for optimizing the exploitation of intellectual products, and to search for new ways to facilitate the transfer of technology from creator to end-user, across fields, and among nations.
The Colloquium on Innovation Policy, co-taught each Spring by two NYU Law faculty members, focuses each year on different aspects of the law’s role in promoting creativity and invention. Though the colloquium draws attendees from the New York area’s innovation policy community—including academics from other institutions, intellectual property and antitrust practitioners, and businesspeople—students are the heart of the colloquium, critiquing papers that outside speakers present, and presenting research papers of their own.
The Information Law Institute is an academic center for the study of law, policy, and social norms defining and affecting the flow of information in a digitally networked society. It hosts the Privacy Research Group, a weekly meeting of students, professors, and industry professionals who are passionate about exploring, protecting, and understanding privacy in the digital age.