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Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology


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About the Institute

The Seton Hall Law Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology is a leading center of learning — educating and training the next generation of attorneys and professionals for the complex issues they will face as scientific and technological advances challenge business, law and legal institutions.

Established in 2007 thanks to a $1 million endowment from Gibbons P.C., the Gibbons Institute is a center of excellence at Seton Hall Law School.  Through its curriculum, faculty scholarship, symposia and continuing education programming, the Gibbons Institute provides a forum for lawyers, judges, scientists and government officials to explore the legal, political and social implications and opportunities that arise as technology transforms our lives and our livelihood.

Situated in Northern New Jersey, Seton Hall law has access to the headquarters of the world's leading telecommunications and pharmaceutical companies, as well as the leading law firms that populate the metropolitan area.  The Gibbons Institute draws on the expertise of global industry leaders and the top intellectual property law practitioners, combining their practical experience with the scholarly expertise of Seton Hall Law's faculty.


  1. SUPPORT FACULTY RESEARCH, investigation, analysis, discussion and scholarship that identifies and resolves societal tensions in the private and public sectors generated by technological innovation in the life sciences and technology industries.
  2. EDUCATE AND TRAIN law students, practicing attorneys and industry professionals to recognize and effectively address the complex legal issues they will encounter as practitioners and policy makers at the cross-section of law, technology and innovation.
  3. PROVIDE CONTINUING EDUCATION to the bench and bar regarding emerging issues and developments in intellectual property.
  4. COLLABORATE with leading health care and technology providers, and the life sciences industry, both public institutions and private businesses, to address these emerging challenges.




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