IP Law Society
The IP Law Society, founded in 2000, provides and supports a variety of activities for students, including opportunities to meet IP practitioners, obtain insights on intellectual property career decisions, and enrich themselves in all topics IP.
- Gathers regularly to discuss intellectual property issues, listen to guest speakers and track intellectual property developments.
- Provides access to IP mentoring, job shadowing and mock interview programs.
- Provides members with opportunities to network with practicing IP attorneys to build their legal careers.
- Officers include president, vice president for program, vice president for membership, vice president for strategic initiatives, vice president for communications, treasurer and secretary. Elections are held each spring. Officers serve on the Intellectual Property Advisory Board.
- To learn more about the society and its programs, contact David Hsu.
Established in 2004, this annual IP Law Society program pairs each participating student with an IP attorney mentor through the Intellectual Property Advisory Board and provides opportunities to network and develop relationships in the field.
The program holds several student-attorney mixers throughout the year and kicks off each fall with a mentor/mentee mixer, where students meet their attorney mentors and other local attorneys. The attorney-mentors commit to two to three one-on-one meetings throughout the school year, one of which may include a job shadowing day.
To learn more about the Mentorship Program, contact David Hilsenrad Pierce.
Mock Interview Program
Offered to all Intellectual Property Law Society students to help them practice their interview skills with IP practitioners.
Students will practice live interview situations, a variety of interview set-ups and questions, learn best practices to hone their interviewing skills and make the best possible impression on potential employers.
Mock interviews typically take place in the spring in preparation for fall interviews.
To learn more about the Mock Interview Program, contact David Hilsenrad Pierce.
IP Moot Court Coaching
The Center for Intellectual Property regularly supports several IP related Moot Court teams competing in various national IP competitions, including the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition, the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition and the Cardozo Intellectual Property Competition, as well as the annual transactional IP Law Meet.
IP Advisory Board members, including past participants of similar competitions, serve as coaches for students participating in IP-related competitions along side students with the college’s Moot Court student organization.