IP Law Clinics
Windsor Law, UDM Law students, and the broader Windsor-Detroit community benefit from a number of Intellectual Property Clinics offered by the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, some of which are offered in collaboration with the University of Windsor Faculty of Law.
The International Intellectual Property (IP) Law Clinic is a truly unique clinical education initiative. Building upon many years of successful collaboration between University of Windsor Law and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, the Clinic is one of only a few international clinical education programs in the world and is the first international intellectual property law clinic.
The Clinic is certified by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and benefits from a tremendous working relationship with the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office in Detroit, Michigan. Students regularly attend training sessions with representatives from the Regional Office who we have partnered on a number of nationally recognized initiatives, including the annual International Patent Drafting Competition, which brings students from across North America to the Regional Office.
Under the leadership of Windsor Law's Professor Shanthi Senthe, the Transnational Arts and Entertainment Law Clinic program provides a unique educational opportunity for students to gain clinical experience in a niche industry, aligning with the University’s core values of access to justice and supporting the growth of the creative economy.
Collaborating with University of Detroit Mercy’s Arts and Entertainment Law Clinic gives both institutions opportunities to contribute to the cultural development of creative activities on both sides of the border.
The clinics provide training to support legal services to individuals in the music, film, writing and publishing, art, fashion, and photography industries.