OPPORTUNITY FOR 2 MHSL STUDENTS TO JOIN THE HONORABLE JIMMIE V. REYNA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AMERICAN INN OF COURT
The American Inns of Court is a national organization with the mission to “inspire the legal community to advance the rule of law by achieving the highest level of professionalism through example, education and mentoring.” It was the brainchild of Saint Paul native and MHSL graduate, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren E. Burger. The first Inn was established in 1980. The Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna Intellectual Property American Inn of Court was established in 2015 and held its first meetings during the 2015-2016 academic year. Professor Sharon K. Sandeen is a founding member and “Master” of the Inn.
For the 2016-2017 academic year, the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna IP American Inn of Court is looking for two student members from each of the three Minnesota law schools. According to the website of the American Inns of Court, the benefits of membership include:
By participation at regular Inn meetings, you will be an active part of the exchange of practical lessons, methods, and ideas focused on the highest standards of the legal profession. Inn meetings provide a relaxed, informal environment for informative discussions among all levels of the bench and bar.
Sharing experiences and insights between seasoned members and less experienced practitioners is a fundamental principle of American Inns of Court. In addition to practical, skills-oriented programs, personal interaction in mentoring relationships is a unique benefit of Inn membership.
Reconnect with the Profession
Inn membership gives you an association with some of the finest practitioners and jurists in your community. Meetings are designed to promote social interaction, professional relationships and camaraderie in a setting of education and skills development.
To apply for this opportunity, please submit an application to Professor Sharon K. Sandeen by August 30, 2016. Your application should include:
- a cover-letter that explains why you would like to be a member of the Inn;
- a resume; and
- a copy of your most recent transcript. All applicants should be in their final year of law school and have taken at least one IP course.
If selected, it is expected that you fully participate in the activities of the Inn which include monthly meetings, generally held on Thursday nights once a month during the school year in Minneapolis. It will also be necessary for you to complete and submit the American Inns of Court Application form.
For more information, see the American Inns of Court website or email Professor Sandeen at: firstname.lastname@example.org.