Megan M. Carpenter, co-director and professor of law, focuses on branding, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and the arts. She has led the development of IP programming at Texas A&M University School of Law and its predecessor, including the establishment of CLIP and its IP and entrepreneurship clinics.
She has received multiple awards for her commitment to scholarship, teaching and innovative program development. Last year, she was one of the three Texas A&M professors recognized on Kyle Field for successfully meeting the Presidential Grand Challenge of building entrepreneurship and improving economic development. Her works have appeared in the Fordham Law Review, the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal and the Trademark Reporter.
She currently chairs the Law and Entrepreneurship Special Interest Group of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and is the chair-elect of the Academic Committee of the International Trademark Association. Before teaching, she practiced IP law at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (now K&L Gates), where she was the most junior attorney supervising internet-related IP enforcement efforts.