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Cyberlaw Field Trip to Los Angeles

March 18, 2015

For the past three years, Professor Aaron Ghirardelli has taken students on a Cyberlaw field trip to leading intellectual property intensive companies. On this year’s trip, the students visited three LA-based companies: Hulu, Tinder, and eHarmony.

At Hulu, the students met the senior counsel and five other attorneys, visiting the company’s offices and spending an hour with the in-house attorneys. The students had the opportunity to ask questions in a group setting as well as meet one-on-one to discuss each attorney’s specific areas of practice.

While at Tinder, the students met the general counsel who flew in from Dallas just to meet with them. Tinder is now part of IAC which is a big group of companies that owns dating websites and apps. The Tinder attorneys offered to advise students who plan to move to Dallas after graduation about the legal market in the Dallas area.

Several students spent time at eHarmony with the general counsel and one of the company’s in-house attorneys. The students in attendance said that “It was a truly unique learning and networking opportunity.”

In 2013 and 2014, students travelled to Silicon Valley, meeting with in-house attorneys from Facebook and numerous other companies.