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SU College of Law redesignated as New York State Science and Technology Law Center
The New York State Department of Economic Development, Division of Science, Technology and Innovation, and Syracuse University College of Law have announced that the Syracuse University College of Law has been redesignated for a third three-year term to serve as the New York State Science and Technology Law Center (NYS STLC).
The mission of the NYS STLC is to provide information, education, and research and analysis, on law and business topics related to the commercial development of new technologies. These services are provided to New York startup and early-stage technology-based companies, university technology transfer offices and ESD/NYSTAR supported research centers. The ultimate purpose of the NYS STLC is to further the development of New York’s “innovation economy” by helping to create new technology companies and new high-paying jobs in the state.
“We are extremely proud to have been selected again as the NYS Science and Technology Law Center,” says Professor Ted Hagelin, director of the NYS STLC. “We look forward to working closely with ESD/NYSTAR to advance technology commercialization throughout New York State.”
In addition, the NYS STLC also provides guidance and support to other universities in New York that are establishing Technology Commercialization Clinics (TCCs). The goal of these TCCs, which provide services similar to the NYS STLC, is to promote technology commercialization and economic development within their respective regions of the state. To date, TCCs have been established at Stony Brook University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Niagara University, Binghamton University and Clarkson University.
“The redesignation of Syracuse University College of Law as the New York State Science and Technology Law Center will allow critical growth of entrepreneurship in both creating technology and moving it into the market in New York State,” says Hannah R. Arterian, dean and professor of law.
Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli says, “I’m extremely pleased and proud that Syracuse University’s College of Law has been redesignated for another three-year term to provide technical assistance to startup companies developing new technologies and creating high-paying jobs in CNY. This designation also serves to allow SU law students the opportunity to receive guidance and mentorship from staff in areas such as technology commercialization and to advise public and private stakeholders on a wide range of technology-related legal issues.”
Sen. John A. DeFrancisco adds, “The re-designation of Syracuse University as the New York State Science and Technology Law Center is an exciting opportunity for Central New York because the students are trained to provide legal services to newly-created technology companies. Technology companies, in turn, as they grow, create new, high-paying jobs in New York State.”