Beyond the IPI: Innovation at Pitt Law

Student innovators at Pitt Law have access to course, program, and extracurricular opportunities that are not formally part of the IPI but that combine with the IPI to form a powerful innovation environment. Those opportunities include:

The Innovation and Intellectual Property Law Concentration. Students can construct a selection of courses in intellectual property and technology law and earn an "Innovation Concentration" designation at graduation. Read more about the Innovation Concentration here.

The University of Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law & Policy.  This student-edited, online law journal publishes both scholarly and student work on cutting-edge topics at the intersection of law and technology. The Journal's student article series collects short student-authored pieces on technology policy topics of special interest to the Pittsburgh region. Read more about the Journal here.

Intellectual property moot courts.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Law sends teams each year to compete in the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition and the Cardozo/BMI Moot Court competition in entertainment, copyright, and communications law. Both competitions are open to upper-level JD students; teams are selected via a competitive tryout each Fall.

Student Intellectual Property Law Association and the student Sports and Entertainment Law Association. These student organizations select officers each Spring and offer programs in the law school throughout the academic year.