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Law Students

The Law Student Committee was created to help the association better identify with the concerns of law students. The Committee wishes not only to invigorate the AIPLA’s current law student members, but also to welcome more students to join the association as active members. The Committee will be a vehicle to bring AIPLA's broader purpose and goals to the law student community.​​​​​​​




Meet AIPLA Presidents - University of Houston, March 6

Past Presidents of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Sharon Israel and Meg Boulware, will speak on March 6, 2018 at the next general meeting of the Intellectual Property Student Organization at University of Houston. [DOWNLOAD FLYER​]

These AIPLA Past Presidents will speak to the benefits of membership in AIPLA for students, patent agents and lawyers, as well as the impact and value AIPLA as an organization has had on each of their legal careers in Intellectual Property law. 

Ms. Israel is a partner with Shook, Hardy and Bacon specializing in intellectual property litigation. 

Ms. Boulware is a partner with Boulware and Valoir, a women-owned IP boutique law firm started by her in Houston.

The event is sponsored by the law firms of Patterson Sheridan and Nielsen IP Law.

Lunch will be served for the first 50 students.  

Be sure to come early and secure your seat at what promises to be an enlightening discussion of career growth and advancement opportunities.

Jorge A. Zamora
3L Representative
Intellectual Property Student Organization
University of Houston Law Center​


 Committee Announcements

Announcement Description


We are currently looking for liasons from law schools throughout the country.
Student representatives will be responsible for:
1)    Correlation between your student IP organizations and AIPLA.
2)    Communicating of-interest information from us at AIPLA to your student body.
3)    The local promotion of IP scholarship and student interest in IP law by hosting at least one event at your law school per semester as an AIPLA event.  These can be as simple as an informational lecture from a professor or practicing IP attorney, a meet-and-greet with local practitioners, etc.  The event may also be co-hosted with your local IP student org, and law schools in the same city may work together if they’d like.
4)    Promoting student AIPLA membership.


If you are interested in serving as an AIPLA law school representative, please e-mail your resume and a confirmation of your willingness to commit to the four responsibilities listed above.  Send these to​




One of the more effective ways to study is simply to take one of the morning or afternoon sessions posted above at least every other day until you get your score up to 70%.  Once you get to that point, register to take the exam.  It might take 4-6 weeks to actually schedule an exam after you send in your registration material.  Continue studying and get to a point where you have memorized all 300 questions posted above before your exam date.  
Get used to using the PDF format of the MPEP posted above because that is similar to what is used on the real exam.


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If so, join in the discussion by following the Committee Discussions link to the left.


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Take the old exams, morning and afternoon sessions, in PDF format here:

Use PDF copies of the MPEP from here: