The purpose of the SIPLA organization on the Lansing campus is to give students a forum to learn and promote the advancement of intellectual property law.  To accomplish its mission, SIPLA shall further the objectives of this Chapter; create a forum for the exchange and expression of law students’ viewpoints; stimulate the interest and participation of law students in the area of intellectual property law; conduct programs of interest and value to law students; assist in the development and improvement of professional relationships with local IP practitioners; and promote the involvement of law students in public service activities.

Cooley’s Intellectual Property (IP) law curriculum covers IP rights with respect to patents, designs, trademarks, and copyrights. Cooley covers the law concerning the science and technology behind these IP rights and how to protect new inventions or creations. In fact Cooley’s IP curriculum is one of the leading programs in the country, earning the top ranking in a recent independent report published by researchers at the William Mitchell Law School. Cooley's IP curriculum ranked first nationally in IP courses and second in number of IP course categories.

Each term SIPLA has local attorneys come speaker and lecture on the IP related topic's and discuss ways to break into the field of Intellectual Property.

Most SIPLA events are announced on the portal.  However, the best way to keep up to date with current SIPLA ideas and events at the Lansing campus is to join our email list. To be added to the email list please contact us at  If you have any further questions, comments, or ideas about SIPLA let us know!! 
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