IIPSJ supports the HUSL IP Student Association (IPSA) as well as the HUSL Sports and Entertainment Law Student Association (SELSA). IIPSJ and its directors encourage and assist students to organize and participate in extramural activities relating to the practice of intellectual property law and the mission of the Institute. In particular, IIPSJ assists HUSL students develop relationships with individual intellectual property law firms, practitioners, and professional organizations, and establish student affiliates and memberships of the relevant professional organizations and entities.
Internships & Clerkships
IIPSJ, Inc., and its partners sponsors a number of IP internships each year.
IIPSJ at HUSL sponsors an annual fall judicial clerkship conference for minority students at HUSL: The Robert E. Wone Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference.
The Giles S. Rich Inn of Court for the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
An especially valuable opportunity for HUSL IP students arises through HUSL's participation as one of five Washington DC metropolitan area law schools affiliated with the Giles S. Rich Inn of Court for the Federal Circuit.
The Giles S. Rich Inn of Court is professional organization dedicated to advancing the principals of civility and service in the legal profession. One of the Inn's major priorities is providing mentorship and support to newly admitted attorneys and law students interested in IP practice. Each year the Inn invites the participating law schools to select up to four students to participate as Pupil members in all of the Inn's programs and activities.
In the future IIPSJ plans to work with members of the professional and academic community to introduce undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, engineering, and similar disciplines to the opportunity to pursue a career in intellectual property law practice.