IPSO is the organization for students of intellectual property and information law at the University of Houston Law Center. It promotes awareness of intellectual property and information law issues at the UH Law Center, provides networking opportunities among students and intellectual property and information law practitioners in the community, and collaborates with IPIL in carrying out its various programs.
STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES are available to Law Center students. The North American Consortium for Legal Education (NACLE) at UH offers exchanges with member institutions in Canada and Mexico. UHLC J.D. and LL.M. students also have traveled to Europe to exchange ideas with counterparts from the Max Planck Institute in Munich and to tour the World Intellectual Property Organization and the World Trade Organization in Geneva.
ANNUAL STUDENT COMPETITIONS
IP students of the Law Center participate in many competitions, both locally and nationwide:
HOUSTON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW ASSOCIATION
HIPLA involves law students in a variety of its activities, including sponsorship of events of student interest, complementary attendance at professional monthly lunch presentations on intellectual property law topics, and administering a scholarship program for students of IP law. In addition, HIPLA offers student membership at nominal cost. See www.hipla.org.
THE HONORABLE NANCY F. ATLAS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AMERICAN INN OF COURT
The Atlas IP Inn includes in its mission participation by law students studying intellectual property law. Law students who become members of the IP Inn have the chance to participate in several dinners each year, and work with practicing IP attorneys as part of a pupillage group which presents to the dinner audience a topic concerning intellectual property or information law. See http://inns.innsofcourt.org/for-members/inns/the-honorable-nancy-f-atlas-intellectual-property-american-inn-of-court.aspx.