Courses

Jonathan Askin

Founder/Director, Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic
Innovation Catalyst, Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-0622 |  Email
Areas of Expertise
Internet Law
Telecommunications Law
Education
A.B., Harvard University
J.D., Rutgers Law School

Clinic - Advanced Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (BLIP)

This is an advanced level of the BLIP Clinic. Enrollment Notes: Enrollment is restricted to students who have already completed one semester in the BLIP Clinic and Seminar. No seminar component is required. Students may elect to take the advanced clinic for 2 or 3 credits.

Clinic - Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy

Recommended: Corporations; a course in intellectual property; Administrative Law

The BLIP Clinic functions like a law firm that represents Internet, new media, communications and other tech entrepreneurs and innovators on both business and policy advocacy. Students work with clients to guide them through transactional, litigation, policy and other advocacy projects and interact and strategize with members of the entrepreneurial, technology and financial communities, as well as with legislators, regulators and other policymakers.

Clients are accepted based on the extent to which the client's issues implicate Internet or digital economy issues of first impression or issues that require creative legal representation and arguably advance the Internet or digital economy. The Clinic endeavors not to presuppose that one client or policy position is more worthy of representation than another client or policy, as long as it may reasonably be argued that the client or policy would help realize the promise of an Internet-enabled, digital world.

Although the Clinic has no prerequisites, students will be well served to have background either through course work or practical experience in some of the following areas: corporations, telecommunications, Internet, intellectual property, communications, antitrust and administrative law.

Seminar Credits: 2.00

Seminar: The clinic includes a 2-credit seminar with weekly discussions on the current and evolving state of law, policy, technology and business.

Enrollment Notes: The clinic enrolls students each semester. Some students will be able to enroll in the Advanced BLIP Clinic for a second semester.

Telecommunications Law

This course analyzes the law related to the major industries regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (broadcasting, cable, television, radio, telephone, and other data transmission.) The course will include discussion of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which rewrote national policy about competition and regulation in all of the major communications technologies and the way jurisdiction to regulate communications markets is shared between the federal and state governments.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final exam.