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Intellectual Property Association

The Intellectual Property Association is an organization for students interested in issues surrounding intellectual property, including patent law, trademark law, trade secret law, and communication law. For members interested in patent law, the organization offers assistance in studying for the patent bar exam. The Association also hosts guest speakers from the world of intellectual property, panel discussions regarding intellectual property issues, and networking events where students can interact and receive advice from intellectual property attorneys from across the world. For students interested in intellectual property, this organization provides many resources to enhance educational and employment opportunities.

IPA Activities

Intellectual Property at Maurer School of Law

Executive Board

  • Rian Dawson  (, President
  • Benjamin Holt, Vice President
  • Julianna Gjonaj, Public Relations Chair
  • Alison Podlaski, Director for Alumni Affairs
  • Jon Brown, Director for Alumni Affairs
  • Professor Mark Janis, Faculty Advisor