On December 16, Professor Jonathan Askin testified before the New York City Council Committee on Technology in Government and Committee on Economic Development, Technology, Community, Entrepreuneurs, and Developers to share ideas about digital entrepreneurship and discuss the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic (BLIP). As the founder and director of BLIP, Professor Askin emphasized the importance of supporting early-stage tech startup companies, including through pro bono legal support. BLIP, which functions as a law firm staffed by one faculty member and 25 law students, represents around 100 clients and provides such services as contract drafting and IP protection, among many others. The Clinic has also worked with legislators and policymakers to encourage the creation of laws that better serve the community of technology innovators and entrepreneurs.
Read Professor Askin's testimony.
Read about BLIP Clinic.