Externship: Wistar Institute (Kosuri)
THE WISTAR INSTITUTE GITTIS EXTERNSHIP (4 CREDITS)
Join a rich history of over 125 years of cutting-edge research and vaccine development in your externship at The Wistar Institute. Wistar’s Legal and Business Development Departments seek motivated and creative 2L and 3L students with an interest in intellectual property, contract negotiation, education, non-profit leadership and the advancement of medical innovation. Located in the heart of University City, Wistar, with approximately 350 researchers and staff, is the nation’s first independent institution devoted to biomedical research and training. Founded as an anatomical teaching museum in 1892, Wistar has committed itself to the pursuit of original scientific knowledge from its very beginnings. In 1972, Wistar was designated a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center in basic research—a distinction it holds to this day. Wistar’s discoveries have led to the development of vaccines for rabies, rubella, rotavirus, Zika, and, most recently, COVID-19, the identification of genes associated with breast, lung, and prostate cancer, and the development of monoclonal antibodies and other significant research technologies and tools.
In addition to its focus on science and innovation, one of Wistar’s primary objectives is to educate students. In an average year, approximately 100 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scientists from around the world are trained at Wistar. Wistar also houses a high school fellowship program, a unique Biomedical Technician Training Program and a Biomedical Research Technician Apprenticeship, which is the first of its kind in the United States. In turn, Wistar-trained investigators can be found among the leaders in every field of biomedical science. Wistar scientists have assembled state-of-the-art technologies into Shared Resources which function as engines of discovery for biomedical research initiatives at Wistar and throughout the greater research community. These resources include Bioinformatics, Biomedical Research Support, Flow Cytometry, Genomics, Imaging, Molecular Screening & Protein Expression, and Proteomics & Metabolomics.
In this externship experience, students work under the supervision of the Legal Department with an opportunity to work on projects for the Business Development team. Students witness firsthand how these departments collaboratively support and propel science forward outside of the laboratory through the power of collaboration with academic and industry partners.
Examples of tasks performed by law students in the past at Wistar include: • Conduct legal research, analysis, and writing; • Draft, review, and revise various agreements (for example, confidentiality, sponsored research, clinical trial, licensing, consulting, master services, etc.), policies, and templates; • Evaluate and review current agreements to ensure compliance with agreement terms; • Review of draft journal articles and grant applications to assess the need for patent protection; • Participate in meetings to discuss licensing strategies; • Perform patentability assessments.
TO APPLY: Email your application materials in ONE PDF to email@example.com by October 19, 2022 at 11 AM submit a cover letter or statement of interest and a resume to Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson, Esq. Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary & Government Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business and Corporate Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of business and corporate law; Perform legal analysis in the context of business and corporate law; Communicate effectively on topics related to business and corporate law; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between the world of business and finance and that of business and corporate law, and how they affect other areas of law and society.
Skills Learning outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of the individual course skill; Demonstrate the ability to receive and implement feedback; Demonstrate an understanding of how and when the individual course skill is employed in practice.
Intellectual Property and Technology Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of intellectual property law; Perform legal analysis in the context of intellectual property law; Communicate effectively on topics related to intellectual property; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between technology and intellectual property, and how they affect other areas of law and society.
Administrative and Regulatory Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of administrative and regulatory law and the administrative process, including the role of statutory authorization and work of administrative agencies; Perform legal analysis in the context of administrative and regulatory law; Communicate effectively on topics related to administrative and regulatory law; Demonstrate an understanding of the role administrative and regulatory law play in our legal system and in society as a whole.
Public Interest Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of the varied legal aspects of public interest law; Perform legal analysis in the context of public interest law; Communicate effectively on topics related to public interest law; Demonstrate an understanding of how public interest law is connected to and affected by a wide variety of legal and regulatory structures and doctrines.