MSU College of Law News

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July 26, 2007

CONTACT: KATIE GALLAGHER
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MSU LAW NAMES ACTING DIRECTOR OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & COMMUNICATIONS LAW PROGRAM

Professor Adam Candeub will lead nationally ranked program

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State University College of Law Acting Dean Cliff Thompson recently announced that, in addition to teaching, Professor Adam Candeub will be the Acting Director of the Law College’s Intellectual Property & Communications Law Program (IPCLP).

Professor Candeub joined the MSU Law faculty in 2004 after serving as the Attorney/Advisor for the Federal Communications Council’s (FCC) Media Bureau and the Wireline Competition Bureau, in which he was involved in critical decisions in communications law. Prior to his position at the FCC, Professor Candeub was a litigation associate and corporate associate for two D.C. firms, and he began his legal career clerking for Chief Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Professor Candeub earned his J.D. magna cum laude and Order of the Coif in 1995 from University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was an Articles Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and his B.A. magna cum laude in 1990 from Yale University.

According to Dean Thompson, Professor Candeub “brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this valuable and expanding area of law.”

IPCLP was ranked third by U.S. News & World Report among Big Ten universities and 17th among all intellectual property programs in the nation. This is due to IPCLP’s innovative curriculum, international approach, distinguished faculty, and integration with MSU, which Professor Candeub will undoubtedly continue to pursue and progress.

As IPCLP Acting Director, Professor Candeub’s responsibilities will include leading comprehensive and innovative curriculum and programs for students, organizing annual conferences that bring valued intellectual property scholars to campus, and fostering the continued growth, quality, and success of the program.

“The Law College looks forward to Professor Candeub’s leadership of IPCLP, and our students benefiting from his direction,” Dean Thompson continues.

MSU College of Law was in founded in 1891 and is a private institution of higher learning devoted exclusively to professional education in law. The Law College is one of only a few private law schools to be affiliated with a research university, enabling it to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary legal education program. Classes offered in its state-of-the-art facilities provide students the benefits of a Big Ten campus while maintaining the small school culture. Its 2006 graduates achieved a 93 percent bar examination passage rate nationwide and the Law College’s Intellectual Property & Communications Law Program falls in the nation’s top-20 according to U.S. News & World Report. The Law College is one of the oldest continuously operating independent law colleges in the nation. For more information about the Law College, visit www.law.msu.edu .

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