Professors vary depending on the project. Please see most recent list on the IILP page.
Provides an opportunity for
Harlan Scholars, pursuing a rigorous curriculum in intellectual property,
technology, and information law to pursue independent and high-impact
research on current issues relating to their course of study. Har¬lan
Scholars begin participation in significant research projects in the
spring of their second year, continuing into their third year. All Harlan
Scholars are required to participate in a Capstone project beginning in
the spring semester of the second year and continuing through the fall of
their third year for which they will receive one law review credit each
semester for a total of 2 credits. The project requires Harlans to produce
a significant piece of legal writing or a project. The Capstone experience
integrates but is distinct from the project requirement. This Capstone
seminar meets at scheduled intervals during both terms the of the third
year; students receive one credit each in the fall and spring of their
third year for a total of 2 credits.
The Capstone experience permits students to work together to present the fruits of their research. The Capstone is comparable to a graduate thesis defense: students have an opportunity to explain and defend their work in a face-to-face setting. They are also required to work together in small groups, and with faculty, to design and implement a publicly-accessible and Web-based multi-media display of their projects. By putting the results of their work online, students will ensure maximum visibility and impact for their research. In additional, students will have an easily accessible and well-designed presentation of their work to show potential employers and other interested parties at home and abroad. To receive credit, Harlan Scholars must attend all sessions of the capstone seminar, prepare an oral defense of their project, and prepare an on-line presentation of their project.