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Information for Students

Information for Students


The Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic is a student capstone to Penn Carey Law’s robust intellectual property academic offerings. The Clinic gives students a unique opportunity to learn by helping clients solve their real-life intellectual property (IP) problems. Students work on patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, and data protection issues specifically chosen to provide an overview of different IP law career settings. Clients vary by size, focus, and industry to provide a rich experience for the class, and may include scientists, entrepreneurs, and artists, as well as large and small for-profit and non-profit entities.

At a Glance

Detkin IP & Technology Legal Clinic

One semester course offered both in Fall and Spring semesters

# of Credits:

7 credits (may drop one credit in exchange for satisfying 35 hours of student’s pro bono requirement).


Intro IP or at least one substantive IP course recommended

Registration Information:


Open to JD 3L students and 1st and 2nd semester 2L students.

LLM students may enroll, but should not register during Advance Registration as an interview with DIPTC faculty is required. Consult these Registration instructions.


Cynthia L. Dahl, Esq.

Director, Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic

Practice Professor of Law

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