WIPO-CPIP Summer School on Intellectual Property

WIPO-CPIP Summer School
on Intellectual Property

June 3-14, 2019

Antonin Scalia Law School
George Mason University
Arlington, Virginia

The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, has partnered with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to host the second iteration of the WIPO-CPIP Summer School on Intellectual Property.

This exclusive, two-week summer course will be held in Arlington, Virginia—just minutes from Washington, D.C., one of the world’s key centers of IP law and policymaking. The course provides a unique opportunity for students, professionals, and government officials to work with leading experts to gain a deeper knowledge of IP to advance their careers.

The course consists of lectures, case studies, simulation exercises, and group discussions on selected IP topics, with an orientation towards the interface between IP and other disciplines. A certificate of participation is awarded to participants who successfully complete the course requirements.

U.S. Law Students Can Receive 3 Hours of Academic Credit From Scalia Law!

Registration Opening Soon!



The WIPO-CPIP Summer School on Intellectual Property is open to students, professionals, and government officials from any field of study or discipline. The course is designed for candidates who wish to obtain a deeper knowledge of IP.

Travel & Accommodations:

Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Washington, D.C, as well as accommodations, meals, and living expenses during their participation in the course.


We’ll post information about how to register for the program soon!

Registration Fee (U.S. Dollars):

  • Students from developing countries: $100 $90 Early Bird Rate
  • Professionals from developing countries: $200 $180 Early Bird Rate
  • Students from developed countries: $400 $360 Early Bird Rate
  • Professionals from developed countries: $600 $540 Early Bird Rate

Early Bird Rate: We’ll take 10% off the registration fee if you finalize your payment to George Mason University on or before March 15, 2019!

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel on or before May 20, 2019, and receive a refund of the registration fee minus a cancellation fee of $50. The registration fee will not be refunded for cancellations after May 20, 2019.

Academic Credit:

U.S. law students taking this course for academic credit will pay tuition to Scalia Law in lieu of the registration fee. Only U.S. law students who are formally admitted to Scalia Law are eligible to receive the credit. If you are currently enrolled at a different U.S. law school, you will first need to be accepted as a visiting student at Scalia Law. For information about enrolling at Scalia Law as a visiting student, please click here.


Classes will generally be held Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Attendance will be taken each day. To view last year’s program, please click here.



Washington, DC Hotels:

Arlington, VA Hotels:

Temporary Accommodations: Inexpensive Hotels, Hostels, and Summer Housing:



Metrobus and Metrorail (servicing DC, Maryland, and Virginia):

  • Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA): https://www.wmata.com/. By Metro, the law school is closest to the Virginia Square station on the Orange line. We are two blocks east of the station on Fairfax Drive.


Directions to Antonin Scalia Law School:

Visitor Parking Options:

  • Visitor parking is available in the Founders Hall Parking Garage. Founders Hall Parking Garage is located directly beneath the school. To access the garage, use the entrance located off of Kirkwood Drive, in between Fairfax Drive and Washington Boulevard. Currently, the rates are $3/hour with a daily maximum of $15 Monday-Friday. Payment methods accepted: Cash, coin, or Visa/MasterCard.
  • Visitor parking in Vernon Smith Hall Garage is only allowed with advanced permission from Parking Services at all times. Please contact Parking Services at arlpark@gmu.edu for information on requesting visitor parking.
  • There is metered parking in front of the law school on Fairfax Drive.



If you have any questions, please contact Devlin Hartline at jhartli2@gmu.edu.