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  • Fall Meet and Greet
    Fall Meet and Greet
    Tue, Sep 26
    The Green at 320
    Sep 26, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Sep 26, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Local law students are invited to join ChiWIP members at the Green, BMO Tower at 320 S. Canal, on Sept. 26, from 5-7pm. Weather permitting, the outdoor space will have live music and a farmer’s market. Please join us to mingle and get to know other law students and ChiWIP members.
  • Culinary Hearts
    Culinary Hearts
    Thu, Sep 28
    Ronald McDonald House
    Sep 28, 3:45 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Sep 28, 3:45 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Join the Community Involvement Committee at the Ronald McDonald House Near Lurie Children's Hospital for Culinary Hearts, a chef-led experience where groups of up to 10 volunteers cook a meal together for families who are staying there.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Dinner
    Hispanic Heritage Month Dinner
    Tue, Oct 03
    Oct 03, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Oct 03, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Please join ChiWIP for dinner and drinks at Carnivale on October 3rd for our annual gathering in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month! Attendees will purchase their own dinner and drinks.
  • Apply to be a Law School Ambassador
    Apply to be a Law School Ambassador
    Submit your application by Sept 22
    See details for application
    Submit your application by Sept 22
    Submit your application by Sept 22
    We are looking for law student volunteers to be Law School Ambassadors to help ChiWIP better engage with law students in Chicago and the surrounding area.
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ChiWIP is committed to promoting the success of women+ in the field of intellectual property law by building, connecting, and sustaining all members of its community. Read our statement about how we are working towards achieving and maintaining a nondiscriminatory and equitable organization.

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Chicago Women in IP (ChiWIP) is a networking and mentoring group committed to the connection, promotion and success of professional Chicago women in all stages of practice of every facet of IP law. 

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Alexis Lavko
Epsilon Economics

Alexis Lavko, Director at Epsilon Economics, graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA in 2008. The recession at that time had created a struggling economy and difficult job market, but these circumstances ultimately jump-started a career that Alexis loves. Because of the state of the economy, companies were looking for creative ways to monetize assets, which eventually led to an uptick in recognition of intellectual property. This trend led Alexis to a job at an IP consulting firm.


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