Graduation 2014!

We just finished up Graduation Weekend 2014. I am so happy to celebrate with all of our new graduates!

On Friday night, we hosted students and their families at an intimate dinner at a local restaurant. I got to meet parents, siblings, and other loved ones in a celebration of what our students have accomplished, and the great things which they are heading to next.

Then Saturday morning was the Graduate School ceremony. Nobody tripped, and everyone received their diploma. Saturday afternoon was the commencement Mass, and we had a beautiful homily from Fr. Jenkins. The whole-University Graduation Ceremony was on Sunday, and the weather was, against all odds, beautiful!

A couple of our students (Elaine and Marcy) made their way into the official ND graduation video. See them here, they’re at 0:40.

It’s been a great year and I wish the best for all of our students! Congratulations!!!

Rose, Joseph and Marcy

Rose, Joseph and Marcy

Announcing two new Certificates in Patent Prosecution

Great news! We’ll be adding two new Certificates to our portfolio, starting in the Fall of 2014.

Certificate students will be learning the same content as students in the MSPL — the fundamentals of patent law and patent prosecution practice. The Certificates are geared to serve a population which wouldn’t be able to move to Notre Dame for an academic year, or which, due to professional responsibilities, might not be able to take more than one course at a time.

Our Chicago certificate courses will be held in the Notre Dame classroom space at 224 S. Michigan Ave., right across from the Art Institute. Our Online Certificate courses will be held, well, wherever our students are!

Learn more about the Curriculum for the Certificates, or if you’re thinking of enrolling, request more information.