My name is Krystle Brown. I am an in-house attorney in California, and I am the Chair of the Law Student Action Group (LSAG), which is the source of all the programs, events and opportunities available for ABA-IPL law student members. Through LSAG, you will be connected to people and experiences that can help you bolster your resume, strengthen your IP knowledge, and network with fellow IP-interested law students and IP attorneys. In the past two months alone, LSAG members have: (i) worked alongside ABA-IPL attorney members on important patent policy work, (ii) edited a white paper that will be presented to Congress, (iii) attended patent-related oral arguments before the Supreme Court, and (iv) drafted a report concerning upcoming trademark legislation. To take advantage of opportunities like those listed above, please join our group by clicking "Join this Committee" on the right side of this page.
The Law Student Action Group (LSAG) is a dynamic committee 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.
The most up to date information about opportunities for law students will be available through the LSAG listserv, so you must join the group (link in the right column) to receive this information.
Student Leaders Wanted!
The Law Student Action Group of the ABA Intellectual Property Law Section is looking for some leaders to join our ranks. There are positions available for the following subcommittees:
Subcommittee Chairs will have the following responsibilities:
- Copyright Law
- Membership & Outreach
To apply, please send an email to email@example.com with: 1) the subcommittee chair position you are applying for, 2) a paragraph detailing relevant past or present leadership experience (law school, undergrad, professional associations), 3) a paragraph or two explaining why you want this subcommittee position and what you would do with the position, and 4) your resume. Application emails are accepted on a rolling basis and will be considered on a rolling basis, but please submit your application ASAP for the best chances of selection.
Want to be a Law Student Reporter in 2014?
- Copyright Law Subcommittee, Vice Chair — Attend LSAG conference calls and report on events and programs that relate to copyright law; survey the Copyrights Division of the ABA-IPL for events and programs that would be of interest to law students; connect with and foster relationships with leaders in the Copyrights Division; develop and implement events and/or initiatives when necessary to meet the needs of subcommittee members, including subcommittee calls and proposals; work with the Chair (Brian Focarino) on all the above.
- Diversity Subcommittee, Chair & Vice Chair — Serve as the LSAG liaison to the Diversity Action Group of the ABA-IPL by attending those calls and reporting back to LSAG about events and programs that relate to diversity and law students; survey ABA-IPL events and programs that relate to diversity and keep law students informed about them; develop and implement events and/or initiatives when necessary to meet the needs of subcommittee members, including subcommittee calls and proposals.
- Membership & Outreach Subcommittee, Vice Chair — Serve as the LSAG liaison to its members and to the various IP student groups from law schools around the country; work with the ABA-IPL Law Student Division Liaison on various projects; maintain the LSAG member database; collaborate with LSAG subcommittee leaders with respect to member involvement; assist Membership & Outreach Subcommittee Chair with activities and programs from the ABA-IPL Membership Board.
If you are interested in being a participant in the Law Student Reporters Program in the 2014 year (one in Washington D.C. and the other in Boston, MA), please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the application for the program when it becomes available.
A look back.... 2013 Annual Meeting Law Student Reporters!
The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law hosted its 3rd Annual Student Reporters Program during the 2013 ABA Annual Meeting August 8-11, 2013 in San Francisco, California and during the 2013 ABA-IPL 28th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference April 3-5 in Arlington, Virginia. A full recap is available on LSAG's blog.
Participants -- 2013 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California:
Brian Focarino (@bjfocarino) from William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA!
Brianna Ford (@Brie_Zeey) from American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.!
Caitlin Heaton (@CAHeaton) from Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, TN!
Amanda Levendowski (@ohsnapski) from New York University School of Law in New York, New York!
Andrew Orcutt (@Andrew_Orcutt) from University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, FL!
Catherine Rucker (@CatherineRuck2) from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, CA!
Anu Sharma (@ABAStudent4) from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA!
Lauren Stewart (@DesignLawLo) from Arizona State University College Of Law in Tempe, Arizona!
A look back.... 2013 IPL Spring Law Student Reporters!
2013 ABA-IPL 28th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference April 3-5 in Arlington, Virginia
Virginia Knapp Dorell (@VKDorellIP)
American University Washington College of Law, 2013 Joseph Esquibias-Engel (@AttornJourn)
Southwestern Law School, 2014 Franklin Graves (@FranklinGraves)
Belmont University College of Law, 2014 Mannu Harnal (@MHarnal)
University of New Hampshire School of Law, 2013 Kathleen Hudik (@KathleenHudik)
American University Washington College of Law, 2013 Zachary Kinnaird (@ZAKinnaird)
West Virginia University College of Law, 2013 Dolly Krishnaswamy (@TTSWebTech)
New York University School of Law, 2015 Lisa Anne Papale (@LAPapale)
Mississippi College School of Law, 2013 Fred Rosenberger (@FredRosenberger)
Georgetown University Law Center, 2013 Dominick Severance (@DomSeverance)
University of California, Davis, 2013 Heather Schubert (@Schubert921)
Rutgers University School of Law - Camden Veronica Torres (@acinorev_torres)
Brooklyn Law School, 2013 Kiley White (@PatentLawKiley)
George Washington University Law School, 2014
A look back.... 2012 Annual Meeting Law Student Reporters! The ABA-IPL’s Law Student Reporters of the 2012 ABA Annual Meeting: Christine Greve, Danielle Gorman, Adam Thompson, Kiley White, and Emily Katalinich.