Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic

Students in the award-winning UCI Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic support innovation and First Amendment rights in the digital age by advising and representing clients on copyright, protections for journalists, “sunshine” laws for government transparency, trademark, and privacy, among other areas. Students have reviewed documentary films and advised those filmmakers on copyright fair-use issues, collaborated on a "Rap on Trial" attorney practice guide, written motions and appeared in court on behalf of journalists to unseal court records and defend their write to report on the news, and advised start-up businesses on trademark registration and other issues, among other projects.

To learn more, visit the IPAT Clinic website.

Highlighted Work: Press Freedom Project

In Spring 2018 the Clinic founded the Press Freedom Project, making the IPAT Clinic the only clinic on the West Coast dedicated to helping print, online, and audio journalists. Headed by nationally known First Amendment and media law specialist Professor Susan Seager, our Press Freedom Project team provides free legal services to empower local, independent, and diverse journalists, bloggers, podcasters, photojournalists, media organizations, and others who are engaged in enterprise journalism and investigative reporting. In June 2022, Professor Seager was awarded the Los Angeles Press Club’s Guardian Award for Contributions to and Protection of the First Amendment for her work leading this practice.

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