2020 HNBA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW INSTITUTE (IPLI)

IPLI Appllication

HOW TO APPLY

Up to thirty Latino law students from law schools across the country are chosen to participate in the HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute, with airfare, lodging and meals covered. Candidates are selected to participate in this immersive summer program through a highly competitive process.

To apply to participate in IPLI 2020, please fill out the online application and upload the following documents:

  • Personal statement (maximum 1000 words)
  • Your most recent law school transcript
  • Your current resume

We are no longer accepting applications.

Deadline Has Been Extended: All online applications and materials must be submitted by 12:59 pm EST on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 to be considered.
*Applications received after this date will not be considered.


ELIGIBILITY

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • A rising 2L or rising 3L and have already completed 1st year of classes by May 31, 2019
  • Have a demonstrated interest in intellectual property law as a potential practice area
  • Must be in good standing at an ABA accredited law school pursuing a Juris Doctor

NOTE: Anyone who has graduated from law school or will graduate before September 2019 is NOT eligible.

The selection committee will select up to 30 participants on the basis of a number of criteria, including: an evaluation of expressed personal interest; academic record; dedication and commitment toward accomplishing goals; professional and faculty recommendations; and technical/scientific-related educational and employment background (if applicable). No one factor is dispositive. Students with no technical or scientific background are encouraged to apply.

Even if you are working this summer, please consider discussing this opportunity with your employer. Click here for a letter from the IP Law Institute to submit to your employer explaining the benefits of your participation in the program.