Intellectual Property Law Center

The St. John's Intellectual Property Law Center is a forum for research, education, professional development and service addressing the legal and policy issues of the knowledge economy.  We focus on all the ways law and lawyers participate in shaping the information age, from intellectual property law to trade policy; from pharmaceuticals to publishing; from privacy rights to free expression principles; from Silicon Alley to Madison Avenue.  We invite you to learn more about us by reading more about our programs and initiatives.

Contact Us

Jeremy Sheff
Associate Professor of Law
St. John's University School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
718-990-5504

Intellectual Property

The St. John’s Intellectual Property (“IP”) Honors Program offers selected entering St. John’s students who plan to pursue intellectual property practice an annual tuition stipend of $10,000 to fund their studies, as well as special opportunities to engage in academic endeavors related to their field of interest.  Selected students will be designated as Intellectual Property Honors Scholars, and participate in the program for their full three years at St. John’s.

While at St. John’s, IP Honors Scholars will participate in a unified program under the supervision of the Director of the Intellectual Property Law Center, which includes guaranteed preferential access to limited-enrollment IP electives in 2L and 3L years, a faculty mentor who specializes in IP law, and a Career Development Officer with expertise in IP career options.  In addition, beginning in the 1L year, IP Honors Scholars are invited to participate in the Intellectual Property Law Colloquium, a speaker series that brings prominent academics and practicing attorneys to St. John’s for interactive discussions on cutting-edge research and hot topics in IP law.

St John's alumni are leaders in every area of intellectual property law practice and in technological and creative industries.

Our graduates include general counsels at some of the world's most valuable and innovative high-tech companies, managing partners and heads of intellectual property practice at some of the country's top law firms, and practitioners and entrepreneurs in nearly every field of technological and creative endeavor. The St. John's Intellectual Property Law Center is a place where our alumni can come together to benefit from one another's experience and build connections with faculty and current St. John's students.  Here are some ways you can increase your involvement in our community.

DONATE

IPLC depends on the generosity of our successful alumni to recruit, support, and train the next generation of St. John's lawyers; to provide programming and networking opportunities; and to advance our research and advocacy work.

To learn more about how you, your firm, or your company can support IPLC, please contact Brian Woods, Executive Director of Alumni Development, at 718-990-5792.  Or make an online donation.

SERVE

IPLC depends on its Board of Advisors and Special Advisory Committees to maintain connections with the needs and interests of practicing professionals.  To learn how you can participate, please contact IPLC Director Jeremy Sheff.

NETWORK

IPLC serves the needs of our stakeholders by organizing CLE and social events at which students, alumni, and faculty can meet, learn, and network. If you, your firm, or your company are interested in hosting or sponsoring a CLE or social event, please contact IPLC Director Jeremy Sheff.

TEACH

Our students are better prepared for success when they learn practical knowledge and skills from our alumni practicing in the field.  If you are interested in teaching a course as an adjunct professor, or speaking at a CLE event on a topic in your area of expertise, please contact IPLC Director Jeremy Sheff.