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Students who are selected as Colloquium Fellows will enjoy a unique opportunity to participate in discussions with leading scholars and practitioners concerning cutting-edge topics in the areas of intellectual property law and cyberspace law. The Colloquium offers a new opportunity to students to advance their understanding of intellectual property law in a forum that brings together all of Chicago's educational and professional communities and that goes beyond traditional classroom-based learning. This is an exceptional opportunity for any student interested in obtaining a greater depth of knowledge concerning these areas or in participating in the development of intellectual property scholarship.

To facilitate an engaged dialogue among students, other colloquium participants, and invited scholars, the Colloquium faculty from Chicago-Kent and Loyola will lead Colloquium Fellows in discussion of background materials during the week prior to each formal presentation by and invited scholar. These "pre-presentation" sessions will provide Colloquium Fellows with the benefit of faculty guidance in developing expertise in new areas of the law, as well as developing skills necessary to actively critique scholarship.

Eligible Students

All J.D. students who have completed at least one full year at Chicago-Kent or Loyola by Fall 2016 are eligible; in other words, 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls are eligible. Students pursuing LL.M. degrees are also eligible.


One hour of ungraded (Pass/Fail) credit will be awarded to Fellows.

Number of Fellowships

Up to 8 Fellows will be chosen from each participating law school.

Fellowship Requirements

Fellows are expected to attend and be fully prepared for each of the Colloquium sessions as well as the pre-presentation sessions. Participation at these sessions is mandatory.

Schedule of Pre-presentation Sessions for Spring 2017

Pre-presentation sessions will usually take place from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on the Tuesday of the week preceding each presentation.  These sessions will occur on: January 17, January 31, February 14, March 14, March 28, and April 11.

Application Deadline for Spring 2017

The Spring IP Colloquium Fellows will be selected based on academic ability, experience in intellectual property and technology law, and a demonstrated interest in exploring intellectual property scholarship.

The deadline for applications for participation in the Spring 2017 Colloquium is October 28 at 12:00 p.m.

Application forms can be obtained here, and completed applications should be sent via email to Professor Lee (for Chicago-Kent students) at or placed in his mailbox and Professor Cynthia Ho (for Loyola students) at

Past Colloquium Fellows

To read about the past Colloquium Fellows and to share their experiences, please click here.

Chicago IP Colloquium Faculty

To read about the faculty members from Chicago-Kent and Loyola who will prepare the Colloquium Fellows for the Spring 2017 discussions, please click here.