Northwestern Law Team Wins Second Place In National IP Competition

March 22, 2012

Northwestern Law students Sumin Kim JD’13 and Rui Xu JD’13 took second place at the inaugural national IP LawMeet held at Drexel University in Philadelphia on February 23 and 24.

The Northwestern Law team advanced to the final round of the competition and finished second overall. Esther Barron, clinical associate professor of law and director of the Entrepreneurship Law Center, coached the team.

Twelve teams participated in the competition. Each student team represented one of two parties involved in a proposed intellectual property licensing agreement related to a portfolio of social network games. The teams were required to draft and negotiate a term sheet for the transaction.  

The IP LawMeet is the only national competition for law students interested in transactional law focused on intellectual property. The IP LawMeet is part of the LawMeets family of live, interactive competitions designed to give law students a hands-on experience to develop and hone their transactional lawyering skills.