After being involved in the programs offered by the International Business School (Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management), I moved to New York in 2012, to be able to familiarise myself with the US legal system. Following a brief stay in New York, I moved to California to work with a high-tech start-up company: this has provided me with hands-on experience to learn about the legal system in the US. I believe this experience has been very valuable to me in terms of equipping me with more practical, hands-on, experience of how to implement Intellectual Property Laws. I feel, following my studies and my practical work experience, that I am ready to begin formal training in the US and feel that the program of Technology and Law fully matches my interests. I am interested in this specialisation, in particular, because of its focus on Intellectual Property, Information Privacy and Entertainment Law and because of the law clinics that students can be involved in. I strongly believe that, following my studies in Russia, my research and my work experience, I am fully capable of undertaking research in my chosen area, at my chosen school.
It is my ultimate dream to understand Intellectual Property Law fully so that I can transfer my knowledge back to Russia to improve the regulation of intellectual property here and to perfect its legal system in this regard. I believe that the courses and practical experiences offered during the specialisation would allow me to learn many transferrable skills that I could put to use in Russia. It is my ultimate aim to pursue an academic career as a legal scholar and believe that the practical experience I would gain in the US, during the specialisation, would allow me to attain this dream and to refine Russian law in this area. I particularly like the fact that the specialisation includes law clinics, during which I could gain valuable practical experience as to how to deal with, analyse and then implement Intellectual Property Laws. It is my firm belief that I have, following my studies and my work experience, the necessary academic background and experience to make a success of the specialisation and to be able to transfer the new knowledge I will attain to the legal system in my home country, Russia. I would be honoured if you could review my application and accept me on to the specialisation.