Welcome to LSAG

Through LSAG, you will be connected to people and experiences that can help bolster your resume, strengthen your IP knowledge, and network with fellow IP-interested law students and IP attorneys. Join LSAG to get our next call time through our listserve messages!

Jessie Farrell, LSAG Chair

Jessie Farrell, LSAG Chair

The Law Student Action Group (LSAG) is a dynamic group of law students, led by young lawyers and law students, which will have first word and immediate broadcast of many Section opportunities -- including involvement in committees, publications, and programming. Those who belong to LSAG will also develop their own programs and work together to address areas of particular concern to law students.

Interested in becoming a law student reporter?

If you are interested in being a participant in the Law Student Reporters Program at this year's ABA-IPL Spring Conference in Washington, DC, keep a lookout for the application. If you have any questions, please send them to lawstudentreports@gmail.com.

Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP)

The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged and students who identify themselves as LGBT. JIOP participants work closely with judges and their clerks to research pending cases, draft memoranda, and observe courtroom proceedings for six weeks or more during their summer vacation. The internship provides participants with the opportunity to build close relationships with judges and gain a unique, first-hand look at the judicial system.

American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation's Sydney B. Williams Jr. Scholarship

The Foundation’s scholarships are named in honor of Sidney B. Williams Jr., the first African American to hold major leadership roles in both the AIPLA and the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) and who has given, and continues to give, countless hours and boundless energy to influence and assist minority students looking for a future in science and engineering to pursue law school and intellectual property law. Applying stringent selection criteria, the Foundation provides financial support to students who are well accomplished, with stellar credentials and attributes that the Foundation believes will lead to their success in the IP law field.

BNA Student Award

Each year the American Bar Association's Section of Intellectual Property Law and BNA invite law schools around the country to participate in the annual ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law. The intent of the project is to honor superior academic performance and to encourage student interest in the field of intellectual property law. Law schools may select up to three (3) second or third-year students with the highest grade point average or similar criteria in a basic intellectual property law course. For additional award information, visit BNA's Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law webpage.