05.20.19 — Allen Loayza ’20 has been selected to join the highly competitive Hispanic National Bar Association’s/Microsoft Intellectual Property Institute (HBNI/IPLI). Launched in 2013, the program aims to increase Latino representation in the field of intellectual property law. In initial partnership with Microsoft, it has expanded to include Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google and Lenovo.

“The HNBA/Microsoft IPLI Scholar program is a great opportunity to build on what I've learned from being part of the IP CO-LAB at Northeastern University School of Law. I'm excited to gain practical knowledge from leading IP practitioners that I can use in my IP litigation co-op this summer,” said Loayza. 

The HNBA Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI) annually selects up to 30 students from law schools throughout the country to participate in this IP law immersion program. Selected candidates spend one summer week in Washington, DC. Travel to and from Washington, DC, lodging, meals and materials are covered by the IPLI.

The IPLI provides substantive instruction, hands-on practical experience, writing workshops, visits to US government institutions related to IP law (Patent and Trademark Office, Copyright Office, Federal Trade Commission, House and Senate Judiciary Committee, US International Trade Commission, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit), briefings from leading IP practitioners and congressional and executive branch authorities, mentorship relationships and networking opportunities — all designed to give participants a broad understanding of IP law practice.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences. All students participate in full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 1,500 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

For more information, contact d.feldman@northeastern.edu.