The Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI) aims to attract, recruit, and train admitted students, lawyers and legal practitioners who seek careers in the fast growing and lucrative IP law practice area.

There is a severe shortage of lawyers trained in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) areas, particularly among persons of color and women. With the challenging issues of personalized medicine, genetically modified crops, and commercialization of traditional knowledge, it is important that socially responsible lawyers enter the practice area.