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Week of February 27, 2012

IPLAC Young Members Committee Spring Event: "Securing, Keeping, and Exceling as an Attorney in an Intellectual Property Law Firm"

Thurs., Mar. 1, 2012 
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Nixon Peabody LLP, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, 16th Floor 

The committee will present a panel of distinguished Chicago based IP attorneys that will discuss and give practical tips on the best way to secure a position, keep that position, and how to excel as an attorney in the IP field. Sherry Rollo, Partner at Husch Blackwell, will give practical tips on how to get your resume noticed by a hiring committee and how best to prepare for that interview. Olivia Luk, Associate at Jenner & Block, will offer valuable advice for any new or newer associate first entering the field on how to manage their time effectively, build your book of business, and approach partners for work. Brent Hawkins, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery, will offer guidance on how to develop your career and succeed within a firm.

All interested IPLAC members should RSVP by February 23 to Anna King. The cost is $25.00 for members, students & unemployed, and $30.00 for non-members. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. This event is co-sponsored through a generous donation from The Practising Law Institute (PLI).

Brown Bag Lunch with Prof. Jackie Leimer

Tues., Mar. 6, 2012 
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. 
Room 580 

Prof. Leimer's presentation will be titled: "Global IP Strategy: An Inhouse Perspective."

Nixon Peabody Presents: A day in the life of an IP lawyer

Thurs., Mar. 8, 2012 
11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. 
Room 580 

You’re on the road to becoming an IP lawyer. Now’s the time to start thinking about planning for summer 2013 and your future career. Nixon Peabody will be on campus to present over lunch on a day in the life of an intellectual property attorney at Nixon Peabody and to share advice on how to approach the upcoming recruiting season and your job search.

Lunch event with Attorney Evan Brown

Tues., Apr. 3, 2012 
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. 
Room TBD 

Evan Brown is a "soft" IP attorney. This should be another excellent presentation in the same vein as the presentation given by attorney Michael A. Peroff earlier this semester. Evan Brown's website is:

IPLS Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception

Thurs., Apr. 5, 2012 
6 to 9 p.m. 
10th Floor Event Room 

Our premier event for this Spring is the IPLS Alumni Reception. The purpose of the reception is to meet Chicago-Kent alumni, professors, and students involved with IP, recognize a distinguished alumnus/a from Chicago-Kent, and enjoy a cocktail along with some hors d'oeuvres before gearing up for finals. This event is a lot of fun, and is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the IP field from both practitioners and academics.

Please visit the IPLS website for information on other upcoming events.


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