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Hastings Alumni Mag-Spring 2014

FOR A DEEPER DIVE New opportunities for students and professionals to pursue relevant and career-enhancing legal studies UC Hastings is partnering with Germany’s Bucerius Law School to create a summer program in transnational law and IP licensing that will offer students, as well as practicing lawyers, advanced training. The program will give participants an intensive overview of IP law, with an emphasis on the comparative legal systems of the European Union and the United States. “It is a unique program that will give students hands-on transnational and transactional IP experience,” says Professor in Residence Dana Beldiman, who will teach at the program along with Professor Jeffrey Lefstin. “These are some of the skills most needed by today’s lawyers in order to design effective global IP strategies.” UC Hastings students will earn five units of course credit. The program runs July 22–August 8, 2014, in Hamburg, Germany. For more information, contact Professor Jeffrey Lefstin at 415.565.4658 or jlefstin@uchastings.edu. Last year, UC Hastings introduced its Master of Studies of Law for Business and Technology Professionals, a one-year program for people looking to pursue legal studies—without the time or need for a full three-year JD commitment. “There is a real need for business professionals who regularly interact with lawyers to learn the language of law,” explains Professor Jeffrey Lefstin, the program’s faculty adviser. “This gives them a competitive edge, helps them foresee legal problems, and enables them to use their legal resources more effectively.” MSL students must take Legal Writing and Research as well as Introduction to Law; apart from those requirements, students are free to enroll in the same courses as JD students and tailor their education to their needs. “One reason it works so well is the amount of individualized attention we give to each student,” says June Sakamoto, assistant dean of the Graduate Division. “MSL students benefit from having a close-knit cohort, as well as ready access to their professors and advisers.” To learn more about the MSL for Business and Technology Professionals, email msl@uchastings.edu, or call 415.581.8854. Above and below: Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. TO P : KO N S TA N T I N K L E I N E ; BOT TO M ( 2 ) : RO N A L D F ROMMA N N


Hastings Alumni Mag-Spring 2014
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