Since launching in 2020, the iPIP Clinic has become a national leader in providing creative legal and sociotechnical counsel to justice-minded artists, nonprofits, and coalitions. That work is supplemented with a cutting-edge seminar that teaches iPIP doctrine and transferrable lawyering skills through a social justice lens. Through casework and coursework, the Clinic operationalizes what Jane Aiken calls “justice readiness,” by preparing Clinic students to “be aware of injustice and commit to fighting it in their legal careers.” To achieve this objective, the Clinic commits to helping students:

  • Develop foundational knowledge of ten areas of iPIP law;
  • Think critically about iPIP law’s claim to neutrality;
  • Interrogate the effects of iPIP law on marginalized people, including those identified by gender, indigeneity, race, sexuality, class, and disability
  • Nurture the skillset necessary to become an effective lawyer, including the abilities to think, speak, and write effectively, accurately, collaboratively, and creatively;
  • Foster a working environment rooted in trust, humor, respect and joy;

To learn more about Casework in the Clinic, visit Our Work.