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Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

The Program is unique in its efforts to infuse IP and information law analysis and practice with a commitment to promoting social justice. This commitment arises from a recognition that IP protections do more than create incentives to create and innovate, they structure the distribution of essential cultural and scientific resources in ways that can have direct and unjust social, class and global impacts.

Student Spotlight

Julie Tavares, 2L

Julie Tavares, 2L

Julie Tavares is a rising third-year evening student at WCL and is a Senior Staff member of the American University Law Review. A native of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, Julie took a non-traditional route to law school. She graduated from the University of Virginia with her degree in Chemistry and specialization in Biochemistry. Upon graduation, she pursued her Master’s degree in Chemistry and graduated in 2010 from George Mason University.

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PIJIP Awarded Google Grant to Research Copyright Balance Reqs. in Int'l Trade Law

PIJIP Awarded Google Grant to Research Copyright Balance Reqs. in Int'l Trade Law

The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) at American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) has been approved to receive a generous gift from Google Inc. The generous gift will support the work of PIJIP to undertake research and dissemination activities on the promotion of copyright balance in international trade agreements, including particularly in relation to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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