Syracuse University College of Law’s Innovation Law Center Recognized by Bloomberg Law’s Law School Innovation Program

(Syracuse, NY | January 23, 2023) Syracuse University College of Law’s Innovation Law Center (ILC) has been designated a top-scoring program in the Innovation and Experience category of Bloomberg Law’s inaugural Law School Innovation Program.

ILC students work with Syracuse University engineering and business school students, advise clients on their intellectual property, and deliver regulatory, patent, and market research to support the commercialization of new technologies.  ILC faculty conduct classes on bringing technologies to market, and related legal fields.   The program provides extensive hands-on learning opportunities for students to provide guidance to real clients on new technologies. ILC’s clients include both start-ups and established companies, as well as several university tech transfer offices.

This experiential, interdisciplinary education prepares College of Law students for careers in IP law, technology, and the innovation ecosystem. . Recognized as the sole New York State Science & Technology Law Center, the ILC delivers critical economic development support across the State of New York.

“The College of Law is honored to be recognized by Bloomberg Law in the field of legal experiential education,” says College of Law Dean Craig M. Boise. “The Innovation Law Center pioneered the educational field of technology commercialization law 30 years ago and continues to expand educational options and opportunities for its students and deliver vital research to its clients.”

“What is special about the ILC is that the work conducted by the Center benefits so many people and organizations. Our students receive invaluable experience working with real clients that positively position them for success in the job market. Our clients benefit from important research that guides them through the commercialization process and mitigates risk during the critical early stages of funding.  The ILC’s high placement rate, reflecting our track record of converting student experiences into employment successes, is one of our proudest measures.” says Brian Gerling L’99, Executive Director of the ILC. 

The College of Law’s National Trial League also received recognition from Bloomberg Law as a high-scoring program in the Innovation and Student Development category.

The Bloomberg Law’s Law School Innovation Program identifies, recognizes, and connects law school faculty, staff, and administrators who are pioneering educational innovations that benefit their students, their schools, and the legal field. Through the Law School Innovation Program, Bloomberg Law seeks to acknowledge these innovators while raising overall awareness of innovation in legal education.