2013-2014 Officers
President: Sara R. Bennett
Vice President: Alexandra El-Bayeh
Secretary: Ryan Van Olst
Treasurer: John C. Heinbockel

The Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) seeks to encourage and promote student interest in intellectual property law. In addition to providing a forum for the exchange of information and ideas in intellectual property law, the IPLS sponsors speakers, seminars, and conferences that cover a wide variety of current topics in patent, trademark, and copyright law. The organization also participates in events sponsored by counterpart organizations at other area law schools.

E-Mail Lists

The Society now hosts two separate e-mail lists, one for current students and one for alumni. To join either list, use the links below. If you have trouble using these links to join the list, please email ipla@wcl.american.edu for assistance. In that email, please let us know whether you are an alumnus or a student. If you are a student, please include your year of graduation so you can be automatically transferred to the alumni list upon graduation.

Past Events

  • Trip to Federal Circuit and meeting with Judge
  • Lunch & Lecture with ICANN official - Video of Event
  • USPTO Tour
  • Fifth Annual Tennis Tournament
  • Coffee & Sweets with IP Elites: Career Panel


Past Years
2002-2003 | 2003-2004 | 2004-2005 | 2006-2007 | 2007-2008 | 2008-2009