HNBA MICROSOFT IP LAW INSTITUTE
HNBA and MICROSOFT CORPORATION LAUNCH A NEW BOLD INITIATIVE:
THE HNBA/MICROSOFT IP LAW INSTITUTE
HNBA SU FUTURO PROGRAM
“Increasing Latino Lawyers in IP Law”
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and Microsoft Corporation announced at the HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference in Atlanta, Georgia a new, bold partnership designed to increase the number of Latino lawyers in U.S. intellectual property law. The highlight of the announcement was Microsoft’s pledge of $200,000.00 over three years to help fund the new initiative called the “HNBA/Microsoft IP Law Institute.”
The “HNBA/Microsoft IP Law Institute” will provide opportunities for Latino students interested in intellectual property law, including patents, copyrights, trade secrets and trademarks. This summer, up to twenty five Latino law students from law schools across the country will be chosen to participate in an IP immersion program in Washington, DC with all expenses covered. Candidates will be selected in a highly competitive process, and the selected students will be provided substantive instruction, the opportunity to observe first-hand U.S. IP institutions at work, and the chance to meet leading members of the IP legal community who will serve as mentors and potentially provide pathways for future job opportunities.
The inaugural program successfully launched between July 7th and 12th of 2013 in Washington, DC.
This year’s program is scheduled between June 1st and 7th of 2014 in Washington, DC.
Click here to learn more about the student application process.