The Journal of Intellectual Property accepts applications for new members throughout the year. However, new staff members are chosen at the beginning of each Fall semester.

If you would like to apply to join the Journal of Intellectual Property, please email the journal at with a Current Resume and Statement of Interest attached.

Reasons to Join

  • Explore new and developing topics in Intellectual Property law
  • Connect with other IP law students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Learn to cite 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


  • An interest in Intellectual Property Law
    • Patents
    • Copyrights
    • Trademarks
    • Trade Secrets
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong English grammar skills
  • A one-year commitment
  • If applying for an editorial board position, at least one semester of experience editing for a legal journal
  • Experience with The Bluebook® is not required, though highly preferred