Loyola provides a number of educational opportunities in intellectual property outside of the traditional classroom experience. The Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium program offers a unique opportunity for a select group of IP students from Loyola and Chicago-Kent Law School to serve as Chicago IP Colloquium Fellows. In particular, students have an opportunity to discuss scholarly work with leading IP scholars from across the nation, as well as prominent practitioners and Chicago academics. For more details, as well as eligibility requirements and a current application form, click here
Loyola has an extensive moot court competition program, through which all students can enhance their writing and advocacy skills. In particular, Loyola participates in the Giles Rich Sutherland Competition. Students involved on this team have the opportunity to research, write, and advocate in their desired areas of interest, assisted by an intellectual property practitioner who coaches the team.
The Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) is a student-run organization focused on assisting students in obtaining information and careers in the area of intellectual property law. IPLS supplements the traditional curriculum by hosting speakers to discuss specific topics; prior speakers include a former in-house patent counsel to Motorola, as well as a panel of alums with non- technical degrees who discussed how they obtained their non-patent jobs. IPLS also provides students with a means to provide support with job searches.