Teaching Assistant positions are still avalible for the 2009 CASRIP Summer Institute July 16-31, 2009. I know several people who have TA’ed and CASRIP it is a great way to improve your IP skillz and meet other IP geeks from around the world.
Here is more about CASRIP:
The CASRIP Summer Institute offers education and training in the fundamentals of intellectual property law with a focus on comparative patent law and technology protection. The Summer Institute provides attorneys, engineers, patent agents, and licensing department staff with a concise and reasonably priced means of acquiring an understanding of U.S. intellectual property law and practice. Because Summer Institute participants typically come from Japan, Korea, Europe and elsewhere, there are unique opportunities for networking with international practitioners of intellectual property law.
- Preparing for class and meeting with a pre-assigned group of Institute participants to instruct them on the day’s material
- Attending all lectures
- Preparing notes from the lectures
- Assisting with miscellaneous tasks necessary to prepare for the Summer Institute (e.g. greeting participants, setting out lunches, handing out conference materials, etc.)
- Attending the CASRIP Summer Institute and High Technology Summit free of charge ($5,500 tuition waiver)
- A $500 stipend
- Opportunities to meet and network with local and international IP attorneys, business people, scholars and practitioners
- Invitation to social events including receptions hosted by local law firms and a Mariner’s game
If you are interested in applying to become a CASRIP Summer Institute Teaching Assistant, please submit a cover letter, resume and letter of recommendation
To: Signe Naeve
By: February 27, 2009 ( new deadline). February 25th 2009! (Edited: February 19th)
Applicants may leave materials in her mail box University of Washington or send them to:
William Gates Hall
Box 353020, Seattle, WA 98195-3020
Please address any questions you may have to Ms. Naeve at bruns <at> u.washington.edu
Note: the curriculum is a bit on the protectionist side of things, from what I have heard. This is not an FC project, but it might be a good place to share an FC philosophy. Naeve is open to hearing other perspectives, she was my copyright professor last fall and let us have some very interesting discussions in class.