Law school center, clinic renamed

The School of Law’s Center for Research on Innovation & Entrepreneurship has been renamed the Center on Law, Innovation & Economic Growth (CLIEG).

Gerrit De Geest, J.D., Ph.D., professor of law, is the new co-director with founder Charles McManis, J.D., the Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law.

“With four years of accumulated experience to build on and the encouragement of the University-wide Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, the original center has transformed into the Center on Law, Innovation & Economic Growth,” McManis said. “The new name more accurately reflects the research mission of the center henceforth, and, in particular, highlights professor Gerrit De Geest’s interest and expertise in comparative law and economics.”

In addition, the Intellectual Property & Business Formation Legal Clinic is now the Intellectual Property & Nonprofit Organizations Clinic to better reflect the clinic’s work with the nonprofit sector. The clinic is associated with CLIEG.

Both renamings were celebrated with a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony in which the touch of a computer key allowed the previous name to morph into the new one on a large video screen.

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