One of IIPSJ's principal objectives is to promote diversity among IP practitioners by working to expand the opportunities for minority attorneys to enter and distinguish themselves in the field. The IIPSJ CLE programs help HUSL alumni and other practitioners develop and maintain expertise in IP practice and provide opportunities for experienced minority IP lawyers to demonstrate their expertise to an audience they might not otherwise reach. The IIPSJ CLE programs also provide networking opportunities for lawyers from diverse groups including attorneys from private practice, from government, from the judiciary, and from academia.
The IIPSJ CLE programs seek to advance social justice by highlighting social justice concerns in emerging IP issues. Through the CLE programs IIPSJ stimulates practical and scholarly discourse on questions of disparity in access to and use of information technology and problems of institutionalized racial and economic inequity related to intellectual property.
IIPSJ is privileged to work with some of the nation's leading IP judges, attorneys, and scholars in its CLE programs. While some of the presenting faculty and panel experts change to accommodate the topical needs of each seminar, some of the CLE faculty return annually. The faculty are included in each program schedule, with links to short bios for many of them.