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STEM PhDs: Learn to Handle the Legal and Business Side of Innovation

Modified: April 13, 2016

Build on your advanced scientific and technical training with a one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree offered by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. The MSL can prepare you for a career and leadership positions at the intersection of business, law, and science/technology. Designed especially for STEM trainees, the MSL provides practical, focused, business-centered legal training in three main areas: Business Law & Entrepreneurship; Intellectual Property & Patent Design; and Regulatory Strategy & Analysis. With an MSL you will learn to communicate across disciplines; bring ideas to market; develop, protect, and manage intellectual property; and navigate the legal and regulatory structures that exist in STEM settings. MSL graduates are well positioned for careers as: entrepreneurs; business managers, developers, and analysts; patent agents; patent engineers; patent coordinators; IP/patent portfolio managers; scientific and/or technical consultants; regulatory strategists; compliance officers; government regulators; and more.  Scholarships specifically for PhDs and Postdocs are available.

Attend an upcoming webinar where they provide a comprehensive overview of the MSL program and answer questions from the audience. 

Anyone interested in the Master of Science in Law program is welcome to contact Susan Dennehy, Administrative Director.

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