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Science, Technology, and the Law: A Business Lawyer for Biotech Startups and Psychologist Trial Consultant

Presented by Eric Y. Drogin and Hugh B. Wellons

Note: This is not for CLE.  Live webinars are free and open to the public. The recorded program and materials are exclusively for ABA members.

The Career Choice Series is designed to help you choose your career path. Whether you’re a law student, young lawyer, or transitioning attorney, find out what it’s like to work in various practice areas and the best way to position yourself to get there.


In this segment, our speakers will describe how science, technology, and the law intersect. Both have found ways to enhance their legal practices with graduate education in other fields. Specifically, one is a business lawyer with a degree in business administration who represents biotechnology startups, and the other is a trial consultant with a degree in psychology who serves as a forensic mental health trial consultant. Both have enhanced their careers by remaining exceedingly active in the ABA and other professional organizations. Our speakers will explain what drew them to the law, describe their career paths (including the pros and cons), convey what a typical (or not so typical) day of blended practice entails, and provide invaluable insight into the skills you’ll need to develop a personalized legal career of your own.


Eric Y. Drogin, Harvard Medical School; University of New Hampshire School of Law (Adjunct); Boston, MA
Hugh B. Wellons, Member, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Roanoke, VA

Emily Roschek, Director, ABA Career Center and Senior Lawyers Division, Chicago, IL

Sponsored by ABA Career CenterYoung Lawyers DivisionLaw Student Divisionand Section of Science and Technology Law

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