Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation

SMU Dedman School of Law's Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation is a research-focused academic center exploring how law and policy affect scientific research and discovery as well as the development and commercialization of new technologies. The Tsai Center also explores the converse—how scientific discoveries and new technologies affect ethics, society, private industry, and governmental institutions and agencies. The Tsai Center presents education programming, facilitates academic research, and provides educational opportunities that engage students and the academic and business communities interested in law, science and innovation. In short, the Tsai Center exists to engage the public, scholars, students, scientists, policy.


2019 Schedule of Programs and Events  Subscribe to receive updates

February 26, 2019: IP of Fashion featuring Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison and USPTO Regional Director Hope Shimabuku. Tuesday, Feb. 26. Reception 6:00-6:30 p.m., Program 6:30-7:45 p.m. Hillcrest Classroom, Underwood Law Library.  RSVP to Beth@smu.edu 

March 5, 2019: Tsai Talk: Wouldn't You LIKEtoKNOW.it? How Advertising in Retail is Transitioning to Digital Brittany DeGan, General Counsel for rewardStyle and Director, Ryan Summer Parley, Senior Counsel at Neiman Marcus Group 12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m, Florence Hall, Room 207 RSVP by 3/5

March 21, 2019: Tsai Talk: IBM 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.Florence Hall Room 100, RSVP by 3/19

2019 Past Events

February 6, 2019: Tsai Center Leadership Lecture featuring Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Event Photos

February 19, 2019: Technology, Innovation and Law--Designing Legal Apps Student Showcase 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Hillcrest Classroom, Underwood Law Library.

2018 Tsai Center Events

October 18, 2018: Leadership Lecture featuring the Honorable Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Video

September 21, 2018 15th Annual Symposium on Emerging Intellectual Property Issues: Disruptive Ideas and Emerging Technology

January 18, 2018 TECHNOLOGY, LAW AND INNOVATION COURSE APP SHOWCASE DESCRIPTION 1/18/18 APP SHOWCASE VIDEO  "Students conceptualize legal aid apps in new law school class" in Texas Lawyer "SMU Law Students Create Apps to Help Legal Aid Lawyers" in Dallas Innovates

January 25, 2018 TSAI TALK: A DISCUSSION ON PRIVACY REGULATION feat. Jim Elliott, Asst. Regional Director, Federal Trade Commission (Southwest Division) and Jay Johnson, Partner, Jones Day 

February 16, 2018 12:30 p.m. Tsai Center Presents: Bitcoin: Business Opportunities and Regulatory Risk Panel Discussion and Complimentary Lunch

March 21, 2018: 6:00 p.m. Tsai Center Innovation Lecture featuring John D. Carmack