JIPSA Summer Workshop

The Junior Intellectual Property Scholars Association Summer Workshop will be held at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law on Wednesday and Thursday, July 25-26, 2018.


Individuals who have held a full time academic position for 7 years or less (not counting time as a VAP or fellow) and whose scholarship deals with IP law.


Each participant can present a full draft and/or an early-stage idea.

1. Full Drafts
Participants who choose to present full drafts will be asked to distribute them by no later than Wednesday, July 11, 2018. All workshop participants are expected to read and be ready to provide comments on each of the drafts. Authors will not present their drafts. Instead, the group will go around the table and allow each participant to provide comments on the paper, followed by a group discussion. Each paper will be allotted approximately 45 minutes for comments and discussion from the group.

The drafts will not be posted publicly but will be circulated to the group.

2. Early-stage ideas
Participants who choose to present an early stage idea will be advised to provide an abstract or short summary by Wednesday, July 18, 2018. For these projects, the author will have the option of giving a brief summary/presentation and the rest of the time (approximately 30 minutes) will be left for discussion.


If interested in attending, attendees must register by Friday, June 15, 2018. Attendees will need to include in their registration if they’d like to present a paper or an early idea, as well as the title of the project. Registrations can be completed online

The link contains the option of attending one or both days of the conference, however, there is a strong preference that attendees stay for the entire conference for fairness reasons.



A final agenda will be determined based on the number of registered attendees.

Meals will be provided throughout the conference. Participants will be responsible for their own travel, lodging and other expenses.

Hotel information will be released to attendees at a later date.


Contact Information

For substantive questions, contact Laura Pedraza-Farina. For logistical questions, contact Laura Dimitrijevic