Intellectual Property and Information Policy Clinic
Founded in 2019, the Intellectual Property and Information Policy Clinic is Georgetown’s newest clinic. The iPIP Clinic focuses on counseling work--such as strategic advising, policymaking, and impact advocacy--for individuals, non-profits, and other organizations who engage with intellectual property and information policy issues from a public interest perspective. Each matter presents cutting-edge or novel questions while also operating as an effective teaching vehicle.
The goal of the iPIP Clinic is to give students a meaningful experience as student lawyers handling intellectual property (copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret) and information policy (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Communications Decency Act Section 230, privacy, right of publicity) matters on behalf of real clients. The Clinic seeks to achieve the following objectives:
- Develop knowledge of the core areas of intellectual property law and information policy,
- Nurture the skillset necessary to become an effective lawyer, including the abilities to think, speak, and write efficiently, accurately, collaboratively, and creatively,
- Foster a working environment rooted in hard work, trust, humility, respect, and joy.
The iPIP Clinic is composed of both Casework and a twice-weekly Seminar. Both parts of the Clinic emphasize creative reasoning, collaborative thinking, and reflective lawyering. To learn more about practicing in the Clinic, visit Our Work.