Nicole N. Morris is a professor in practice at Emory University School of Law and director of the TI:GER program (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results), an innovative partnership between Emory and Georgia Institute of Technology that brings together graduate students in law, business, science and engineering to work on ways to take innovative ideas from the lab to the marketplace.

There is perhaps no one better suited to lead this multidisciplinary program than Morris. A chemical engineer for six years with 3M and Eli Lilly before attending law school, she later served as managing patent counsel at The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s global patent strategy and for providing day-to-day advice and counseling to business stakeholders.

In this episode of LawNext, Morris joins me to discuss the goals of the TI:GER program, the skills students learn from participating in the program, and how it benefits students’ careers in the legal profession.

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