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IP at Pierce Law: Dean's Message

John Hutson, Dean Intellectual property, one of the fastest growing areas of law in the world, is also one of the most important. The global information explosion created by the Internet has been the genesis of significant issues as to whether and how to protect creativity and innovation in the arts and technology. Intellectual property protection is critical to global research and investment and therefore to the well being of all nations.

From its inception Franklin Pierce Law Center has led intellectual property education. We realized very early that national policy and issues have global implications. We offer the only Master of Intellectual Property, Commerce, and Technology degree in the United States. We designed this program to reflect the global scope of IP issues. Our faculty travels worldwide to speak and consult, and our compelling graduate programs consistently attract foreign students from more than 25 countries annually. Our Intellectual Property Summer Institute (IPSI) brings prominent international scholars and practitioners to Concord, and we in turn send faculty to teach in law schools around the globe. This year, for example, we instituted the first annual joint intellectual property program with Tsinghua University in Beijing for U.S. and Chinese scholars. Pierce Law is alive with new ideas for strengthening this critical pillar of any developed or developing country’s economy.

We invite you to share our enthusiasm and our expertise. For the past 11 years, U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked Franklin Pierce Law Center among the top five law schools in America for study of intellectual property law. Come to Pierce Law and enjoy a world-class education, in the midst of a classic New England small town, with others from around the globe.

Sincerely yours,

John D. Hutson

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