The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) is proud to announce that it is seeking TWO applicants for the 2016 Diversity Fellowship. LAIPLA created the Diversity Fellowship to increase the number of IP practitioners from underrepresented backgrounds. This year, the Diversity Fellowship is graciously sponsored by Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP and Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP. The Diversity Fellowship will be hosted this year at two major global corporations, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation in Irvine, California and Harman International Industries, Inc. in Northridge, California for ten (10) weeks during the summer. Each selected recipient of the Diversity Fellowship will receive a stipend of $5,000, and gain an invaluable opportunity to build contacts with IP practitioners and experience in the field. 

Download LAIPLA Diversity Fellowship Application

Applicants can refer to the application for additional information on the Fellowship requirements and guidelines.  Completed applications must be received by Sunday, March 27, 2016.  Please email completed applications to Jennifer So at  

Should you have any questions, applicants may also contact the below individuals:

      Chris Jackson at
      Jennifer So at