There are many ways to get involved with the Institute and our Faculty, both in and outside of the classroom.

Harlan/Associates Program

The Harlan program is New York Law School’s honors program and it has been a notable success of the school. The IILP has long been the most popular center for Harlans at NYLS. In order to expand the opportunities to other students, we have created an “Associates Program.” Both Harlans and Associates will have the opportunity of working with our faculty, graduate fellows and student research fellows on IILP projects. The Harlans and Associates will have the opportunity to meet every month to discuss recent developments in intellectual property, and blog about these events. Additionally, they have access to our wide program of elective courses, as well as the opportunity to contribute to IILP Public Statements. Public Statements are intended to provide a forum for discussion and argument for positions strongly held by the students on issues within topics of interest to the IILP.

Student Research Fellows

The Institute for Information Law & Policy Student Research Fellowship is a leadership position that rewards two outstanding students for their commitment to and interest in intellectual property, Internet law, technology, entrepreneurship, and information law with an opportunity to contribute to the field. Applicants for the position must be currently-enrolled 2L or 3L day or evening students at the time the fellowship term begins. Fellows play a central role in managing and shaping the Institute and its programs. Fellows will work alongside the Director, Associate Director, IILP-affiliated faculty, and students to support the mission and programs of the Institute.

IP Professional Practice Program

The IP Professional Practice Program is a oneyear program aimed at giving students a deep understanding of what it takes to succeed in IP-related industries and in the firms that service them. The program includes media and entertainment law, patent law, advertising law, fashion law, and sports law.

Student blogs and journals

Since 2009, IILP has run several student-publications: a “social law journal” that combines a blog, legal resources, essays, and social media tools. Our first attempt at this, Case Clothesed, is a site aimed at fashion law and business. It has been a great success, both with the students and our audience, and has provided students with a place to demonstrate that they can read, report, and comment on legal issues that matter to the industry and profession. To date, we have launched five blogs, including: For The Rechord, focusing on music law, All Your Law Are Belong To Us, focusing on videogame law; Ad Naseam, focusing on advertising law; and, The Official Review, focusing on sports law.