Indiana University Bloomington

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2017-18 IP Moot Court

All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to apply to participate on one of the law school’s IP Moot Court competition teams for the 2017-18 season.

Students who are selected earn credits for their participation and are supervised by faculty. The Center for Intellectual Property Research covers reasonable expenses associated with participation.

The application deadline is on Wednesday, March 29 at 11:59PM.

Applications should be submitted to Casey Nemecek (cnemecek@indiana.edu).

Your application must include the following:

  1. A resume and law school transcript (an unofficial transcript will suffice)
  2. A one-paragraph statement explaining your interest in participating
  3. A short sample of your writing
  4. An indication of which competition or competitions interest you

Here are a few additional details that you may wish to consider:

  1. Selection Criteria: Criteria for selecting team members will include the following: enrollment and satisfactory performance in intellectual property law courses; other experience in intellectual property law; experience in moot court or related courses, if any; evidence of excellence in writing; overall grade-point-average; and evidence of commitment to representing the school in an external competition.
  2. Selection Process: A committee composed of IP faculty, in consultation with the law school administration, will select the competition team(s).
  3. Course Credit: Participants on the IP LawMeet team should sign up for B734 for fall term and are eligible to earn 1 credit for satisfactory participation in the competition and completion of all other course requirements, including regular class meetings. AIPLA and INTA competition teams will enroll in B528 for both the fall and spring semesters and will receive one credit each term (two credits total) for satisfactory participation in the competition and completion of all other course requirements, including regular class meetings. The Oxford competition team will enroll in B528 for the spring semester and will receive two credits for satisfactory participation in the competition and completion of all other course requirements.   Participants in all competitions should be aware that significant amounts of work may be required during parts of the summer, fall semester and over the holiday break as appropriate.
  4. Course Requirements:To receive credit for the course, participants will be required to (1) participate in practice sessions (which may include writing a practice brief based on previous years’ problems and participating in a practice oral argument based on that problem in the fall); (2) complete, in a timely and satisfactory fashion, all requirements for participating in the competition, including the required brief and any round of oral argument for which the team qualifies, as applicable
  5. Faculty Supervisors: Prof. Janis, Prof. Knebel, Prof. Hedges and IP adjunct faculty
  6. Competitions: We may elect to participate in one or more of the following competitions:

IP LawMeet

INTA’s Saul Lefkowitz Competition

AIPLA’s Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition

Oxford’s International Intellectual Property Moot

International Patent Drafting Competition