The Innovation Law Center is is partnering with the Martin J. Whitman School of Management to offer a new Certificate of Advanced Study (CASTLE) in Technology Law & Entrepreneurship to encourage law and business students to take advantage of the expertise offered at both schools. The CASTLE program is open to graduate and law students at Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, and SUNY Upstate. Students enrolled in the program will learn business and legal skills key to the successful commercialization of new technology including, market sizing, competitive analysis, valuation, commercialization, financing, and intellectual property law. The CASTLE recognition will help students obtain positions in law, business management, and technology.
The CASTLE curriculum consists of a minimum of 12 credits, including a foundational course in entrepreneurship offered at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and an applied capstone course offered at the College of Law through its Innovation Law Center (ILC). Students enrolled in CASTLE can choose from courses in the areas of intellectual property, patents, venture capital, and start-up advising, among others. Students interested in the CASTLE can apply at any time during their graduate programs. College of Law students should apply in the Spring of their 1L year.