Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology
In 2007, Gibbons endowed $1 million to the Seton Hall University School of Law to establish the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology. This gift, which is among the largest donations to a law school by a New Jersey law firm, provides funding to assist the law school in educating and training the next generation of attorneys and other professionals in the technology and scientific communities to address the complex issues they face in the 21st century.
As Chair of the Gibbons Institute, David E. De Lorenzi, who also chairs the Gibbons Intellectual Property Department, helps the Institute reach its goals. The Institute also draws on the experience and knowledge of Gibbons attorneys, as well as leading experts in the area, to provide resources and support to the technology and scientific communities through publications, symposia, and events.
A Forum on Law and Technology Issues
The Gibbons Institute is a forum for lawyers, judges, scientists, and government officials to discuss the legal, political, and social problems that will continue to arise as scientific and technological changes challenge existing laws and legal institutions.
With the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, Seton Hall Law School has the capability to train professionals in health and intellectual property law and advance its J.D. and M.S.J. degrees to better meet the needs of industries facing cutting-edge technological and associated legal challenges. The Institute also allows the university to introduce an LL.M. degree in intellectual property law and to support special events, lectures, and communications efforts.
Several prominent pharmaceutical companies, including Schering-Plough Corporation, sanofi-aventis, Johnson & Johnson, and Bristol-Myers Squibb, designated an additional $8.1 million in corporate gifts for the establishment of The Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law at Seton Hall Law School.
For more information on the Gibbons Institute, please visit http://law.shu.edu/law_science_tech/index.htm.