Program in Intellectual Property Law
IIT Chicago-Kent is a dynamic place for IP events and activities. Students specializing in Intellectual Property Law have a number of excellent opportunities to broaden their involvement in the field. Four national and regional moot court competitions give students a chance to sharpen their skills, assisted by faculty or alumni coaches.
Writing competitions are another way for students to deepen their involvement in intellectual property law. In addition, the Journal of Intellectual Property, a student-run electronic journal, publishes articles by students, faculty and IP practitioners.
The student-run Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) hosts conferences, lectures, and panel discussions that provide an opportunity to meet leading IP litigators and practitioners. Several events each year focus on advising students how to find IP jobs.
The annual Chicago-Kent Supreme Court Intellectual Property Review Conference (SCIPR) gives jurists, academics, practitioners and students an opportunity to dissect recent Supreme Court IP rulings and anticipate issues that will likely come before the court. And the Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium, co-hosted by Chicago-Kent, brings six well known IP scholars each year to discuss their current research projects.