Topeka, Kan. — Washburn University School of Law announces the establishment of its newest Center for Excellence, the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Center. The official launch will take place Nov. 15, marking a significant milestone in the evolution of the law school’s academic offerings and engagement in the legal community.

      The Intellectual Property and Technology Law Center’s establishment serves as a testament to Washburn’s commitment to innovation and academic excellence. Positioned at the forefront of legal education, this center will serve as a hub for intellectual property law, technological advancements and collaborative engagement within and beyond the Washburn legal community.

      “We are thrilled to unveil the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Center, an initiative that will not only enrich the educational experiences of our students but also foster a robust platform for collaboration, innovation and engagement within the legal landscape,” said Patricia Judd, professor of law and director of the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Center.

      The strategic importance of this center is underscored by its multifaceted objectives aimed at fostering alumni engagement, attracting donors, enhancing student opportunities and amplifying collaboration with practitioners and institutions. The center is poised to make significant contributions to the legal profession and broader community.

      “The launch of the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Center represents a pivotal moment for Washburn Law. This initiative signifies our dedication to providing students with a

      cutting-edge educational experience and empowering them to excel in an ever-evolving legal environment,” said Jeffrey Jackson, interim dean.

      To commemorate the center’s inauguration, Washburn University School of Law invites attendees to join in the celebrations, commencing with a panel discussion, “Intellectual Property Practice in the Age of Emerging Technologies.” This event will provide a glimpse into the transformative potential of the center and offer insights into the future of legal practice in an era of technological innovation.

      The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Robert J. Dole Hall, Washburn University School of Law, starting with the panel discussion at 4 p.m., followed by a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. Attendees have the option to participate either in person at the law school or virtually via Zoom.

      For further information and to register, visit

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Washburn University School of Law – ABA-Accredited Since 1923 1700 SW College, Topeka, KS 66621
Washburn University School of Law was founded in 1903 with 41 students enrolled in the first class. Almost 120 years later, our worldwide network of more than 7,000 alumni includes nationally recognized lawyers, state and federal judges, Kansas Supreme Court Justices, politicians, television journalists and senior executives of Fortune 500 companies and national legal associations. Washburn University School of Law’s is dedicated to providing its students with a rigorous and comprehensive legal education, and its tradition of excellence in teaching is enhanced by its seven Centers for Excellence: the Business and Transactional Law Center, the Center for Excellence in Advocacy, the Center for Law and Government, the Children and Family Law Center, the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Center, the International and Comparative Law Center, and the Oil and Gas Law Center. In July 2023, the School of Law moved to Robert J. Dole Hall, a $33-million state-of-the-art facility..
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