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McLaughlin ’18 Named Northeastern University's First Mosaic Fellow McLaughlin ’18 Named Northeastern University's First Mosaic Fellow

Roger McLaughlin10.03.18 — Roger McLaughlin ’18 has been named Northeastern University’s first Mosaic Fellow. As Mosaic Fellow, he will play a leadership role in assisting with the operations of the School of Law’s IP CO-LAB (intellectual property law clinic) and the university’s Mosaic entrepreneurship community. Mosaic is an alliance of student-led organizations and entrepreneurially spirited people who share a passion for building and leading new products, programs and organizations. Mosaic offers services and funding that allow the community to support entrepreneurship and innovation on campus and, in a new initiative, allow Mosaic alumni to share their work experiences, and exchange ideas and content on critical topics facing them as builders and leaders.

“We are delighted by this example of Mosaic’s recognition and support of the IP CO-LAB clinic’s role and contributions to the university’s award-winning entrepreneurial ecosystem. We are particularly fortunate and excited to have Roger McLaughlin join us at this juncture. The community and clinic will benefit by his already demonstrated organizational and leadership skills, keen understanding of IP CO-LAB and community and dedication to serving the clinic’s clients,” said Executive Professor of Law and Business Susan Montgomery, faculty advisor of the IP CO-LAB.

McLaughlin will play a critical role in strengthening the interdisciplinary collaboration between the IP CO-LAB and the university’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. His responsibilities include improving and managing IP CO-LAB operations within the university and with the US Patent and Trademark Office; working with students and colleges to develop new Mosaic organizations; and coordinating and communicating the IP CO-LAB’s services with the rest of the university. In addition to operational duties, McLaughlin will also provide IP-related legal services to a variety of clientele at Northeastern.

As a law student, McLaughlin completed coursework for the concentrations in intellectual property and innovation as well as business and commercial law. He served as a student attorney and twice as the chief operating officer of the IP CO-LAB, and was co-chair of the Intellectual Property Society. He completed co-ops with Morse Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, Northeastern’s General Counsel’s Office, the Center for Research Innovation at Northeastern and the Law Office of Seth H. Salinger. Prior to attending Northeastern, he worked as a research associate for three years at a biotechnology company in Cambridge, where he ran pre-clinical drug development experiments and led laboratory operations. He graduated from Boston University in 2013 with a BA in biology with specialization in cell biology, molecular biology and genetics.

“I am excited to return to Northeastern as the Mosaic Legal Fellow because it provides me with a unique opportunity to further develop my legal skills while helping the university’s vibrant community of entrepreneurs and innovators achieve their goal,” said McLaughlin.

McLaughlin may be contacted by email at or by phone at (617) 373-7046.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation's leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students an unparalleled full year of practical legal work. All students participate in full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 1,500 employers worldwide participating in the school's signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

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