Center for Law, Information and Creativity (CLIC)

The Future Is Just A CLIC Away ...

The Center for Law, Information and Creativity (CLIC) combines the study of innovation and creativity with Northeastern University School of Law’s social justice mission.

CLIC is a unique environment attracting diverse scholars, lawyers, students, creators, innovators, start-up ventures and established companies to study the regulation of intellectual property and technology with the aim of promoting progress.

Faculty affiliated with CLIC teach courses and conduct research in information security, privacy regulation, entertainment and media law, intellectual property, internet and e-commerce, lawyering and entrepreneurship, and creative communities. Through the School of Law’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program, CLIC provides guidance to students who seek internships with clients and organizations that are navigating the dynamic world of technology regulation, creative and scientific development, privacy, security and entrepreneurship.

Northeastern's intellectual property program was awarded an “A” in the fall 2020 issue of preLaw magazine. The magazine takes into account a law school's breadth of curricular offerings when compiling the rankings. Northeastern Law has also been ranked as a Tier 1 “Privacy School” by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

CLIC aims to have a public impact through its research, teaching, program development and partnerships.

Featured News Highlights

Williams and Waldman Receive Northeastern University Grant
Professors Patricia Williams and Ari Ezra Waldman — along with colleagues in Northeastern University's College of Arts, Media and Design — have been awarded a Northeastern University Tier 1 Grant for an innovative research project, “See Something, Frame Something.” The project will investigate how various governments and private companies collaborate to surveil marginalized communities. In addition to publishing its research findings, the project will host a nationwide hybrid convening at Northeastern in 2022 to deepen understanding of this topic and engage additional researchers and artists in conversations.
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Nasser Eledroos Joins CLIC as Managing Director
Nasser Eledroos has joined Northeastern Law's Center for Law, Information and Creativity (CLIC) as managing director. Eledroos is a public interest technologist whose professional experiences have been centered in using technology to inform public policy and law reform.
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In Industry Unbound, Waldman Exposes how Big Tech Systematically Undermines Our Privacy
There are many new privacy laws, tens of thousands of privacy professionals and new privacy offices all tasked with protecting our privacy from inside the information industry. So why does our privacy seem more out of reach than ever? Sunglasses that spy, in-home assistants that listen to everything, websites that track our every move online. These aren’t accidents. The system is working just as its designed to work. In Industry Unbound: The Inside Story of Privacy, Data, and Corporate Power (Cambridge University Press, 2021), Professor Ari Ezra Waldman exposes exactly how the tech industry conducts its ongoing crusade to undermine our privacy, undermine privacy law and subjugate us all in the process.
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CLIC’S On-Campus Collaborators:

Contact Us

TELEPHONE 617.373.2683
416 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
STAFF DIRECTORY Nasser Eledroos 
Managing Director
Email: n.eledroos@northeastern.eduProfessor Ari Waldman
Faculty Director
Twitter: @ariezrawaldman

Affiliated Courses

Select courses in intellectual property include:

Branding Law and Practice
Creative & Innovative Economies: IP, Community Development, Sustainable Business Practice
Copyright Law
Information Security Law
Internet Law
Entertainment Law
Global AIDS Policy Seminar
Intellectual Property
IP CO-LAB (Intellectual Property Law Clinic)
Intellectual Property Transactions Practice
Law Practice Technology and the Legal Profession
Patent Law
Trademark Law