Texas A&M School of Law’s Center for Law and Intellectual Property (CLIP) reflects the law school’s established commitment to excellence and best practices in the study of intellectual property by engaging theory, policy, and practice. CLIP classes and activities demonstrate a deep understanding that theory is grounded in practical application, and that theory and practice together shape policy. Students are encouraged to model this understanding in three different ways:
- Engaging with the community through advocacy and service;
- Engaging in dialogue with scholars and practitioners at the forefront of intellectual property issues; and
- Engaging with other students in a context that supports their energy and creativity, as the world currency becomes one of content and information.
Texas A&M University School of Law is situated in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, making it an ideal place for students to study intellectual property. Surrounded by the thriving business community and creative economy of one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, CLIP takes full advantage of its surroundings, and has developed partnerships with community organizations to engage students in intellectual property issues in areas such as entrepreneurship, technology transfer, and the arts. Because of the city’s emphasis on arts and culture, Fort Worth is also considered the “museum capital of the Southwest".