• Independent Field Placement – 5909


  • Student Year
    Grade base
    Course type
    Independent Research

Students may earn up to three credits in a semester for work in a patent practice setting under the supervision of a qualified field supervisor and a faculty advisor. At least 50 hours of patent-related activities are required per credit. The student is responsible for identifying a field placement setting and supervisor, finding a faculty advisor, and submitting the Independent Field Placement Enrollment Form for approval by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs prior to enrollment.

PDF iconSupervised Field Placement Rules

Supervised Field Placement Form . Clicking on the link more than once will open multiple forms under your name. Only do this if you plan to submit more than one form for approval.

To edit a form or check the status of a form you already submitted, go to wfgen.umn.edu and log-in with your UMN ID and password. On the home page, click on “My requests in progress”  or ” My actions to do” if an action is assigned to you. You can also find a request by entering the request number (this number is in the email notification you received when you submitted your form) in the search box (the third empty box in the upper left corner). Note that you cannot edit a form once it is submitted for approval.

LAW 5909 is only open to Master of Science in Patent Law (MSPL) students.

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Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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