Up to thirty Latino law students from law schools across the country are chosen to participate in the HNBA/VIA Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI), with airfare, lodging and meals covered. Candidates are selected to participate in this immersive summer program through a highly competitive process.

To apply to participate in IPLI 2020, please fill out the online application and upload the following documents:

  • Personal statement (maximum 3 pages, double spaced)
  • Your most recent law school transcript
  • Your current resume

All online applications and materials must be submitted by midnight on Monday, March 9, 2020 to be considered.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • A rising 2L or rising 3L
  • Have a demonstrated interest in intellectual property and technology law as a potential practice area
  • Must be in good standing at an ABA accredited law school pursuing a Juris Doctor

NOTE: Anyone who has graduated from law school or will graduate before September 2020 is NOT eligible.

The selection committee will select up to 30 participants on the basis of a number of criteria, including: dedication and commitment toward accomplishing goals; an evaluation of expressed personal interest; dedication to the Latino community; and academic record. No one factor is dispositive. Students with no technical or scientific background are encouraged to apply.

Even if you are working this summer, please consider discussing this opportunity with your employer. Click here for a letter from the IPLI to submit to your employer explaining the benefits of your participation in the program.

To view the website, click here.