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  • 07 Mar 2019 12:49 PM | Anonymous

    The 2019 MIPLA Cup was held on March 6 and hosted by Mitchell Hamline School of Law.  The Cup is an annual moot court competition among  Minnesota law schools who have also entered teams in the AIPLA’s National Giles Rich Moot Court Competition.  This year, two-person teams from the Univ. of St . Thomas, the Univ. of Minnesota, and Mitchell Hamline competed in a  round-robin format.  Judging was provided by volunteer MIPLA members wo are seasoned IP trial attorneys.  The  scoring was very close, and the team of Matthew Mirabella and William “J.J.” Pristanski from  the Univ. of Minnesota Law School took the top prize. Second place went to Lee Bennin and Kiersten Idzorek from the Univ of St. Thomas.

    The MIPLA Board says “Thanks” to Prof. Sharon Sandeen and to Deanna Jackson from Mitchell Hamline for their organizing prowess and generous hospitality. We wish all the local schools the best of luck as they head into the Regional round of the Giles Rich competition!


    The schedule can be found by clicking here.

    The 2019 MIPLA Stampede Faculty list can be found by clicking here.


  • 01 Jan 2019 1:19 PM | Anonymous

    Be sure to save the date for our annual Stampede!

    This year’s event will be on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

    We will again be at the Radisson Blu hotel

    More information will be coming soon, including registration!

  • 31 Dec 2018 1:21 PM | Anonymous

    A great time was had by all at the 2018 MIPLA Holiday Happy Hour.

    We’re pleased to report that $1,375 (including a donation from MIPLA) was raised on behalf of the Volunteer Lawyers Network.

  • 01 Nov 2018 1:04 PM | Anonymous

    Thanks to everyone attended the November 1st Copyright and Trademark CLE and further thanks to Kirsten Donaldson and Carrie Hefte for presenting!

  • 01 Oct 2018 1:03 PM | Anonymous

    All MIPLA members are encouraged to attend our fall social at Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge in Northeast Minneapolis. The weather’s cooling off but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend to be in a Polynesian paradise with the assistance of a few tiki drinks in the “Shangri-La Lounge”.

    Who: MIPLA members
    What: Food, drinks and friends
    When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5-8pm
    Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge, Shangri-La Lounge
    900 Marshall St NE
    Minneapolis, MN 55418
    (parking is free in their lot and on Marshall Street)

  • 18 Jul 2018 1:03 PM | Anonymous

    You’re invited to join the Mitchell Hamline School of Law Intellectual Property Institute and the Women in Intellectual Property Law Association (WIPLA) section of MIPLA for a networking reception.

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 5-7 pm

    Du Nord Craft Spirits
    2610 East 32nd Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55406

  • 17 May 2018 1:02 PM | Anonymous

    MIPLA and Dykema had a great Meet the Firm event on Thursday, May 17!

  • 10 May 2018 10:39 AM | Anonymous

                         2018 MIPLA Stampede

    The 2018 MIPLA Stampede was held on May 10, 2018.  The event was a success; thank you to those who presented and to those who attended the event!

    The schedule for the 2018 MIPLA Stampede can be found by clicking here.

    The 2018 MIPLA Stampede Faculty list can be found here.


  • 27 Apr 2018 12:58 PM | Anonymous

    The 2018 MWL Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis (1300 Nicollet Mall) and will feature a full day of CLE programming, geared towards the diverse practice areas and experience levels represented by MWL’s membership. 

    MWL is honored to welcome morning keynote speaker Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the New York Public Library and past Chair of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession from 2014-2017.  The 2018 MWL Conference will also incorporate MWL’s 46th Annual Meeting as a luncheon program.  To conclude the day MWL is pleased to present an interactive workshop led by Toni Halleen, COO and Co-Owner of Schaefer Halleen, entitled: “Say Yes to Diversity! What Improv can Teach Us About Embracing the ‘Big Tent’”.

  • 24 Apr 2018 12:59 PM | Anonymous

    On April 24, MIPLA held its annual curling event at the St. Paul Curling Club!

    Sweepers Ready!

    An aerial view of the sheets

    Match in progress

    Our resident curling experts


    Here comes the rock!


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