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Albany Law School recently made available a new international learning opportunity for students interested in
innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship law: the Innovation & Technology Law Summer School, June 18-23 at Università di Padova Law School in Padova, Italy.
At the Innovation & Technology Law Summer School,
Professor Shahrokh Falati from Albany Law School, Professor Claudia Sandei from Università di Padova Law School, and other law faculty from leading universities in the U.K. and Macedonia will teach and discuss legal issues affecting technology development and innovation (e.g., how European law v. U.S. law affects commercialization of new technologies).
Enrollment is open to Albany Law School students, and M.B.A. or master's students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) or the University at Albany studying technology commercialization. Enrollment is capped and on a first-come basis, with the majority of the attendees anticipated to be law students and entrepreneurs from Italy. This subsidized course provides the opportunity to network with international law students, lawyers, and entrepreneurs, and to explore the cities of Padova and nearby Venice.
The cost to students is 550 euros (approximately $700) and includes: tuition; on-campus accommodation at one of Europe’s oldest universities, founded in 1222; an opening party; lunches; guided tours of the historic University of Padova and the Padova city center; and a trip, including dinner, to Venice.
If a student at Albany Law School wishes to attend this program and is also interested in foreign work experience, it may be possible to arrange for the student to participate in a short traineeship with a law firm in Italy immediately following the course.
Registration will open in March 2018. To express interest, or request more information, contact Professor Falati at
firstname.lastname@example.org. (Students who are also interested in the traineeship should contact Professor Falati as soon as possible.)
The Innovation & Technology Law Summer School is part of a larger
study abroad program offered by Albany Law, where, in the past, students have studied in Austria, China, Costa Rica, France, South Africa, and other countries.
Learn more about study abroad opportunities at Albany Law