New Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program at Pitt Law School

My employer, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, has taken its first concrete steps toward meaningful participation in the entrepreneurship economy in the Pittsburgh region. Pitt Law is now the home of something called the "Innovation Practice Institute," or IPI, a center for programming for our law students and eventually (I think) for practicing lawyers.

As I understand it, the goal of the IPI is to train new lawyers (and re-train existing ones, possibly) with an eye to the different needs and new dynamics of the emerging company marketplace, particularly in Pittsburgh. There will also be substantial attention given to educating lawyers in the new economics of the legal profession.

The director of the IPI is Pitt Law alum and local entrepreneur Max Miller. Initial funding has been provided by the Innovation Economy program at the Heinz Endowments.

I'm posting this note today because the IPI now has a live website, which you can find here. The website also identifies the IPI's initial, impressive roster of partners.


1 Response to "New Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program at Pitt Law School"

Grimace said... 9/13/2009 8:04 PM

It's good to see that Pitt Law is doing this kind of thing for its students. Since the administration is running the school and its reputation into the ground, the only way that students will get jobs is through entrepreneurship.

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