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Supervised Externship Program

Dozens of employers in AUWCL’s acclaimed Supervised Externship Program provide students the opportunity to receive academic credit for substantive intellectual property, communications and technology law legal work combined with a specialized seminar reflecting on their experience. For examples of employers that participate in the program, see WCL IP Externship Employers.

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Professor Christine Haight Farley Teaches Design Protection in Cuba

Professor Christine Haight Farley Teaches Design Protection in Cuba

11 Dec, 2019

Professor Christine Haight Farley taught an intensive one week course on Design Protection at the Cuban Office of Industrial Property in Havana, Cuba. The course was composed of 40 attorneys who work at the Cuban IP office, at IP firms, as in house counsel, and at other government agencies.

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PIJIP Hosts Post-Argument Discussion of Allen v. Cooper

PIJIP Hosts Post-Argument Discussion of Allen v. Cooper

21 Nov, 2019

On November 5th, the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) held its second event of the "Intellectual Property at the Supreme Court" series.

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PIJIP Events in Brazil to Focus on Copyright and Rights to Education and Research

PIJIP Events in Brazil to Focus on Copyright and Rights to Education and Research

31 Oct, 2019

PIJIP, in its role as chair of the Global Expert Network on Copyright User Rights, will sponsor two events in Brazil to discuss how copyright can promote rights to access educational and research materials.

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About PIJIP

The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) is the internationally recognized intellectual property and information law research and academic program of American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL). PIJIP’s academic programs, including our new LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property, and a first in the nation IP Clinic, offer an unparalleled course of study in the fields of intellectual property and information law. PIJIP’s faculty is among the most prolific and engaged IP faculties in the world. Full-time faculty teach courses in every major topic of the field, including Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, Cyberlaw, and a full array of international intellectual property law courses.