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 community messages!

Caleb Green, 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?

The ABA-IPL Law Student Action Group selected law students with an interest in intellectual property law to serve as Law Student Reporters (LSRs) for the 2020 Trademark Day & IP Fall Institute. Students selected for the program received a complimentary registration to one of these virtual conferences. Applications will open for the ABA-IPL Annual Meeting soon.

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. Applications open on November 4, 2020 and close on January 10, 2021. . The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program available to all first-or second-year diverse law students.

Interested in volunteering with JIOP?

This is a tremendous opportunity for Section members to meet with students to conduct an interview for JIOP. During these interviews you will be able to provide feedback, and give a glimpse of what we do at the ABA.

Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law'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 Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law 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.