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Intellectual Property Law

imageThe Intellectual Property (IP) Law Program at Lewis & Clark invites you to explore the world of possibilities in the thriving field of Intellectual Property Law and to engage the powerful resources available to members of our community.

The program is integrated with and complements our outstanding Business Law Program. The synergy between the two programs affords Lewis & Clark students a learning environment that strengthens their appreciation of intellectual property law in an important context in our economy.

Our Small Business Legal Clinic, Internship Seminar: In House Counsel, and Internship Seminar: Entrepreneurship and Law all offer students real-life experiences working with clients on all manner of IP issues including trademark, copyright and licensing with small companies, major companies, and emerging high-technology ventures.

IP Certificate

Our rich IP curriculum permits us to offer a certificate in Intellectual Property for our graduating students.

Certificates are intended to recognize students for their achievements and to inform prospective employers that these students have completed a rigorous course of study in the subject area.

Certificate Requirements

IP Program Activities

Throughout the year the IP Program hosts many different events and activities of particular interest to the IP-focused students.  From casual networking events, to our IP Distinguished Visitor and our IP in the Trees workshop series, student learning continues outside the classroom.


Our students are active participants in the shape of our program. Through the student group, IPSO, the law school hosts a brown bag lecture series, an annual IPA event (IPA stands for both Intellectual Property Attorney and India Pale Ale - a favorite microbrew in the Northwest), and countless gatherings throughout the year.

IPSO- The Intellectual Property Student Organization

EASL- The Entertainment, Art, and Sports Law Society

IP Law Firm Listing

IP Section Scholarships

The Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird IP Scholarship was established in the fall of 2007 by Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird. The scholarship is intended to assist promising Lewis & Clark Law School students defray tuition costs.  Recipients are in their final year of law school and studying intellectual property law, with specific application to computers and the Internet and with the intent to practice this branch of the law on passing the Bar examination.

The Intellectual Property Section of the Oregon State Bar is pleased to be offering an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a single Oregon law school student who can evidence a clear interest in and aptitude for intellectual property. The deadline for this academic year has passed, but please check back for the 2015-16 scholarship deadlines.

For more information on the application process, please contact Shelah Hanson.