The IPLI is a trailblazing intellectual property and tech law immersion program. The IPLI’s primary goal is to increase the presence and number of Hispanic lawyers practicing intellectual property law in the United States (currently less than 2 percent). Each year the IPLI selects up to 30 students from law schools across the country to participate in a robust intellectual property immersion and tech law program. Admittance to the program is highly selective and competitive.

Scholars spend a week in Washington D.C. and participate in substantive educational programming, hands-on practical experiences, writing and interviewing workshops, and mentoring and networking opportunities. Scholars visit U.S. government institutions, including the Patent and Trademark Office, Copyright Office, House and Senate Judiciary Committee, United States International Trade Commission, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition, they attend briefings from leading intellectual property and tech law practitioners and congressional and executive branch authorities. The program, travel to and from Washington, D.C., accommodations and meals are funded and provided by the Institute and its many sponsors.

The IPLI is a joint enterprise with the HNBA VIA (“Vision in Action”) Fund, the HNBA’s 501(c)(3) arm. This program is not a fundraising event for HNBA/VIA and is presented for educational purposes only.

Questions? Email Carla Martin, HNBA/VIA Director of Programs, at cmartin@hnba.com.