Hoover IP² (Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity) is launching a summer teaching institute on the economics and politics of regulation to be held on the campus of Stanford University from August 4-15, 2014.

The purpose of the Hoover IP² Summer Institute is to educate young policy makers and judicial clerks about key lessons from economics and political science that will enhance their ability to write sound laws and interpret them judiciously. They are therefore recruiting law school students and recent law school graduates; students in graduate programs in public policy; federal judicial clerks; Capitol Hill staffers; and young professionals working at the nexus of law and business for an intensive, two-week program taught by a group of distinguished faculty.

In order to foster interaction with other students and the instructors, enrollment will be restricted to 25 students. Students who are accepted into the program will attend free of charge. This will include transportation to and from the program, lodging on the Stanford campus, and daily meals.

Each unit of the teaching institute focuses on a particular economic domain in which property rights, and hence regulation, are key. The units to be covered include:

  • Innovation and the Patent System
  • Innovation and Finance
  • Competition between Firms and Antitrust
  • Energy and Environment

Please submit a completed application, along with your resume, to Natalie Aitken in the Career Services Office at naitken@law.utexas.edu or drop by the CSO in TNH 3.130, by noon on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.