Earn Class Credit

Members of the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property are eligible to receive 2 academic credits for the school year (1 credit per semester) if they meet the Journal’s writing requirements. A member may choose to write a student note, book reviews, and/or blog posts. All written works must be of publishable quality, and all citations must conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015).

Student Note

A student note is a scholarly analysis of an original topic within the realm of intellectual property law. A student note may be submitted for publication in any journal, including the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property.

Requirements:

  • A student must submit 1 student note for the year.
    • Due April 14, 2017
    • Students who elect to write a student note must commit to write for the Journal for the entirety of the school year, not just for one semester.
    • Students who elect to write a student note will still receive 1 academic credit each semester.
  • Although the student has both semesters to work on the student note, the student must adhere to the writing schedule outlined in the “Writing Requirements for Notes and Case Comments” document. This document can be found on the Editor Tools page.
  • The student note must be 20 pages long and must contain at least 80 endnotes.

Book Reviews

A book review is a scholarly evaluation of a current publication covering a topic related to intellectual property law. Book reviews shall be published on this website.

Requirements:

  • A student must submit 1 book review each semester.
    • Fall 2016 Due Date: November 18th
    • Spring 2017 Due Date: April 14th
  • Each book review must be 10 pages long.
  • Citations must be placed in endnotes.

Blog Posts

A blog post is a short comment on recent case law or issues affecting the intellectual property law community. Blog posts shall be published on this website.

Requirements:

  • A student must submit 2 blog posts each semester.
    • Fall 2016 Due Dates: October 7th, November 18th
    • Spring 2017 Due Dates: March 3rd, April 14th
  • Each blog post must be 5 pages long.
  • Citations must be placed in endnotes.

Combination

The writing requirement may also be satisfied by any combination of student note, case comment, book review, or blog post, provided the cumulative length of all applicable written works is at least 10 pages each semester (20 pages for the year).

Sign Up

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please do not hesitate to contact us. Once you have chosen a writing option, email Professor Lee at elee@kentlaw.iit.edu to sign up for the academic credit. He will submit a permit to the Registrar, allowing you to register online through the myIIT Portal. Once you have registered, email the Editor-in-Chief to confirm your registration.