Director: Jessica Silbey, Professor of Law
With Professor Lucy Williams at the helm, the Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration takes the lead in infusing the law school’s public interest mission into all facets of the student experience. While supporting every aspect of the law school’s commitment to social justice, the center is also launching a variety of programs and initiatives that address broader justice issues in the community, nation and world.
The Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) begins with the idea that a mission-driven law school must design and embrace laws that promote sustainable economic growth. Raising the standard of living for those at the bottom of the economic ladder in ways that are environmentally sound is a crucial task for law in the 21st century. That mission depends on sparking innovation. So, in recent years the law school has been gathering teachers and scholars with expertise in intellectual property, law and technology, and other fields necessary for an innovation economy. Professor Jessica Silbey serves as faculty director of CLIC, which includes an IP concentration for JD and LLM students, the IP CO-LAB, the Community Business Clinic and a robust array of related courses. CLIC is already attracting top practitioners and scholars to campus through conferences, such as a recent conference focused on facial recognition technology.