Join CKJIP

Reasons to Join

The Journal of Intellectual Property begins accepting applications for new members near the end of each school year. There are many reasons why you should join the Journal of Intellectual Property. We have listed a few below:

  • Explore new and developing topics in Intellectual Property law
  • Connect with other IP law students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Learn citation according to The Bluebook, the dominant citation manual in the United States
  • Boost your resume
  • Commit to a workload that is not overly burdensome or time-consuming
  • (Optional) Earn class credit

Requirements

To apply to join the Journal of Intellectual Property, the following is required:

  • An interest in Intellectual Property Law
    • Patents
    • Copyrights
    • Trademarks
    • Trade Secrets
  • Completion of Legal Writing II
  • The discipline to meet deadlines
  • Strong English grammar skills
  • A one-year commitment
  • If applying for an executive board position, at least one semester of experience editing for a journal

The following is NOT required of Associate Editors prior to application:

  • Experience with Bluebook (but preferred)
  • Eligibility to take the patent bar exam
  • Knowledge of the patent prosecution process

How to Apply

If you would like to apply to join the Journal of Intellectual Property, simply fill out the form below. Although not required, you may also submit your Legal Writing grades. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Applicant Name

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1L Year Section

Patent Bar Exam Eligibility

Statement of Interest

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