The 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.
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.
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.
IP Section Scholarships
The Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird Intellectual Property Scholarship was established in 2007 by Lewis & Clark Law School friends, Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird.
This $10,000 scholarship recognizes one Lewis & Clark Law School student annually who is in their penultimate or final year of law school and studying intellectual property law. In addition, the recipient will demonstrate academic prowess and a superior knowledge of computers and the internet. The recipient also must plan to practice in the area of intellectual property law with specific application to computers and the internet.
For more information on the application process, please contact Shelah Hanson.