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Integrating Ip Teaching

  1. 1. INTEGRATING IP TEACHING IN LAW CURRICULA The Bocconi success story Laurent Manderieux L. Bocconi University Disseminating IP knowledge in Universities Istanbul, Turkey, 21 / 02 / 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>OVERVIEW </li></ul><ul><li>1- The Bocconi success story: at ease with IP Law teaching in Bocconi </li></ul><ul><li>a favourable environment for IP Law teaching </li></ul><ul><li>an interdisciplinary teaching approach </li></ul><ul><li>IP Law within a complete IP offer </li></ul><ul><li>2- Bocconi as a standard model? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>BOCCONI AT A GLANCE </li></ul><ul><li>Università Bocconi is one of Europe’s leading universities in business, economics, and law </li></ul><ul><li>14000 students </li></ul><ul><li>300% more foreign students than other Italian Universities </li></ul><ul><li>High international rankings </li></ul><ul><li>The modern urban campus is located in the center of Milan, Italy’s commercial, financial and fashion capital </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>BOCCONI’S GLOBAL APPROACH: </li></ul><ul><li>A PLUS FOR IP TEACHING </li></ul><ul><li>Always a standout among Italian schools for its global outreach </li></ul><ul><li>The objective to address research and education needs of the European and global economy </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs taught in English by an international faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Bocconi selects its students - from Italy, Europe and the rest of the world - to provide them with a truly international education </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>BOCCONI’S INTERNATIONAL NETWORK: </li></ul><ul><li>AN ASSET FOR IP </li></ul><ul><li>Bocconi is a major node in the European and global network of business, economics and law universities </li></ul><ul><li>Bocconi exchanges faculty and cooperates on large projects with like-minded European and American universities and business schools: 170 partners </li></ul><ul><li>Bocconi maintains close relations with major corporations and Governments, and constantly interacts with the business environment to assess new issues, implement new techniques, and start new research endeavours
  6. 6. THE OFFER AT BOCCONI: ACCENT ON INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS - Bocconi is structured around five major schools - Undergraduate School - Graduate School - Law School - PhD School - SDA Bocconi School of Management (with a larger degree of autonomy)
 - Bocconi grants Bachelor Degrees, Masters of Science (15 different specialised Masters), and PhDs in Management, Economics, Law, Statistics - It also administers hundreds of advanced courses to managers and professionals in all realms of private and public management
  7. 7. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS AND MERITOCRACY LEAD TO IP TEACHING The University promotes both economic advancement and civic values, by instilling in Bocconians solid  analytical skills and a strong emphasis on  ethics > > so that they can contribute to innovation and development of European business and society
 1- Bocconi's teaching methods aim at transferring knowledge AND at developing the students' ability to select and acquire information from various sources and put forward operative and analytic solutions + 2- The Bocconi graduate is not simply a talented individual, but should contribute to his work team in any contingency or situation AS A RESULT Bocconi encourages a multidisciplinary approach to study and research, and multidisciplinary IP teaching is key to Bocconi’s objectives
  9. 9. THE BOCCONI IP LAW TEACHING OFFER: A TRULY MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH Not an approach of fragmented curricula… BUT an approach of multidisciplinary teaching To the common benefit of all faculties and of all students
  10. 10. <ul><li>THE IP LAW OFFER </li></ul><ul><li>- 3 categories of courses offered by the Law Department </li></ul><ul><li>- Optional courses (truly optional) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compulsory courses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Para-compulsory courses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>- IP Law courses offered at all levels, all internationally focused, but all tailor-made to each study level </li></ul><ul><li>- Courses are offered to one or more Faculties </li></ul><ul><li>- Courses are offered in Italian and English (more and more courses are in English) </li></ul><ul><li>Courses are open to Bocconi students as well as to the 2000 exchange students </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>IP LAW TEACHING: A SHARED VALUE </li></ul><ul><li>- No internal tension within the University on the development of IP Law teaching </li></ul><ul><li>- This is the result of Bocconi’s own culture: IP teaching is perceived as a need, within the Law Faculty as well as within the University in general </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDENTS INCENTIVATION </li></ul><ul><li>In order to render IP attractive to students, IP Law courses are conceived in conjunction with other IP- related / connected courses in Law and Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Students are confronted to three situations </li></ul><ul><li>Compulsory courses </li></ul><ul><li>Truly optional courses connected to their studies in such a way that they are incentivated to choose them </li></ul><ul><li>Semi-optional courses closely inter-related to other course subject items </li></ul><ul><li>All scenarios are favourable to IP teaching </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>EXAMPLES OF IP LAW COURSES </li></ul><ul><li>Basic course on IP Law (undergraduate level): Law students + part of Eco. Students - compulsory </li></ul><ul><li>Basic course on IP Law (undergraduate level): part of Eco. Students - optional </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced courses on IP Law (graduate level): most Eco. Students - compulsory; Law students - optional. Each course has a specific focus, depending on each specialised graduation </li></ul><ul><li>As of 2010 further in depth courses for the Law curricula </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AT OTHER UNIVERSITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Main personal experience: </li></ul><ul><li>Milan State University </li></ul><ul><li>Trento University </li></ul><ul><li>Two Public Universities of very different size, and with different global philosophy </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>THE IP LAW OFFER IN ITALY: </li></ul><ul><li>A NON UNIFORM LANDSCAPE </li></ul><ul><li>IP Law is not taught everywhere. Whenever it is taught: </li></ul><ul><li>IN MOST CASES IP is optional at undergraduate level </li></ul><ul><li>IP Law is compulsory at undergraduate level only in a few small Universities </li></ul><ul><li>IP Law is generally optional at graduate level </li></ul><ul><li>IP Law is compulsory at graduate level in only 3 large Universities </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT KIND OF IP LAW IS TAUGHT? International vs. national approach? Part of IP Law or all IP Law? </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>OTHER PERSONAL EXPERIENCES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OIF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IP Teaching for professional lawyers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IP Teaching for business executives </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. CONCLUSION The Bocconi success story in IP Law teaching is based on the University’s longstanding interdisciplinary teaching approach, and also on its agenda on Europe and competitiveness Comparative studies are showing that issues on size and inter-University cooperation may also be key to success
  18. 18. THANK YOU Laurent Manderieux [email_address]