February 24, 2014

School of Law Summit Focuses On Intersection Of Law and Entrepreneurship

Texas A&M University School of Law will explore the role of higher education in nurturing future innovators and entrepreneurs, and how law firms can support this endeavor, on Friday (Feb. 28) at the “CLIP Innovation Summit: Shaping the Future of Law & Entrepreneurship.”

The CLIP (Center for Law and Intellectual Property) summit, in partnership with Startup Aggieland, will feature speakers from across the nation who will lead discussions about creative approaches to cultivating entrepreneurship in the university setting through an “education evolution” involving experiential learning and programs for entrepreneurs.

The keynote speaker will be John Schiller, chairman and CEO of Energy XXI, an oil and gas company based in Houston. Schiller graduated from Texas A&M’s flagship campus in College Station in 1981 with a degree in petroleum engineering and was inducted into the Texas A&M University Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering’s Academy of Distinguished Graduates in 2008. He founded Energy XXI in 2005 and his career in the oil and gas industry spans more than 30 years.

Summit topics will include: encouraging entrepreneurship from idea to launch; universities as rocket fuel for entrepreneurs; programs for early-stage concepts and innovations; law firm models to support entrepreneurship; incubator programs for entrepreneurs at all stages; and working remotely with entrepreneurs and lawyers.

The summit will begin at 8 a.m. at the law school in Fort Worth. For more information or to register, click here.

About Texas A&M University School of Law: At Texas A&M University School of Law, academic excellence, leadership and service are the keys to student success. Fully accredited by the American Bar Association, the law school is committed to providing students with the strong theoretical foundation and practical lawyering skills necessary to traverse the dynamic legal landscape of the 21st century. The law school pursues its mission of excellence through outstanding teaching and scholarship, innovative academic and experiential learning programs, and a commitment to public service and community outreach. Ideally situated in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, one of the fastest growing economies in the U.S., and home to one of the nation’s highest concentrations of corporate headquarters, students and graduates have incredible opportunities for professional advancement and mentorship.

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Media contact: Regan Gilstrap, assistant director of External Affairs; 817-212-3932

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