The 8th annual Microsoft Women and Minority Law Student IP Summit will be held at the Newman Alumni Center here at UM, on Friday, November 11 from 1:30 – 8:00 p.m.
The IP Diversity Summit is an opportunity for law students from diverse backgrounds to learn about different career paths in intellectual property law, while networking with attorneys from leading companies and law firms. Microsoft has hosted prior summits in Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin. This year is our turn.
Registration begins at 1:30 with students and faculty invited to attend some or all sessions. The event includes an overview of the principal areas covered by IP law, a career discussion with lawyers representing a broad range of paths to IP, as well as a panel specifically focused on what firms and companies are doing to support IP law career opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds. The panels will be followed by a networking reception, with hors d’oeuvres and a hosted bar for law students, law firms and participating companies and organizations. The IP Diversity Summit is open to all law students, and the organizers “strongly encourage participation by women, minorities, LGBT and students with disabilities in particular”. Admission for students us free, but space is limited so students should register on-line in advance.
1:30 – 2:00 pm Registration: University of Miami Newman Alumni Center, Gumenick Family Lobby (must be pre-registered online)
2:00 – 3:00 pm IP Law 101
3:15 – 4:45 pm Panel Discussion “Careers in IP”
5:00 – 6:15 pm Panel Discussion “Diversity in the Legal Profession”
6:15 – 8:00 pm Networking Reception – Dany Garcia and Dwayne Johnson Living Room