The Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) combines the study of innovation and creativity with Northeastern University School of Law’s social justice mission. CLIC is a unique environment attracting diverse scholars, lawyers, students, creators, innovators, start-up ventures and established companies to study the regulation of intellectual property and technology with the aim of promoting progress.

Faculty affiliated with CLIC teach courses and conduct research in information security, privacy regulation, entertainment and media law, intellectual property, internet and e-commerce, lawyering and entrepreneurship, and creative communities. Through the School of Law’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program, CLIC provides guidance to students who seek internships with clients and organizations that are navigating the dynamic world of technology regulation, creative and scientific development, privacy, security and entrepreneurship. 

CLIC aims to have a public impact through its research, teaching, program development and partnerships.

CLIC’s on-campus collaborators: 


Monday, May 1, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Connected Futures: Next Generation Questions for a Just World

Thursday, April 20 - Saturday, April 22, 2017
Race & IP Conference

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Mind The Gap: IP Protection for Software After Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Data Science and Criminal Justice: A View From Inside the Public Defender's Office

November 20, 2016 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Public Art, Activism and Intellectual Property

Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
The Music Industry in the Digital Age: Music Making, Music Distribution and Music Copyright in the 21st Century

For more information, contact:

Professor Jessica Silbey  
Professor Andrea Matwyshyn

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