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.


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2018 Events At a Glance

10/19/18 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

9/21/18 15th Annual Symposium on Emerging Intellectual Property Issues: Disruptive Ideas and Emerging Technology

1/18/18 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

1/25/18 TSAI TALK: A DISCUSSION ON PRIVACY REGULATION feat. Jim Elliott, Asst. Regional Director, Federal Trade Commission (Southwest Division) and Jay Johnson, Partner, Jones Day 

2/16/18 12:30 p.m. Tsai Center Presents: Bitcoin: Business Opportunities and Regulatory Risk Panel Discussion and Complimentary Lunch

3/21/18 6:00 p.m. Tsai Center Innovation Lecture featuring John D. Carmack