Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society


Welcome to the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society at NYU Law


NYU's IPELS is a student-run organization that seeks to promote the study and practice of intellectual property law and entertainment law within the law school community. We pride ourselves on our interdisciplinary approach, housing four distinct committees: Fashion Law, Tech Law, Entertainment Law, and Patent Law. Each committee hosts career panels, educational events, networking opportunities, and practical skills-labs to inspire students to explore the extensive range of opportunities within intellectual property practice. We act as a liaison between NYU law students and industry professionals who provide our members with valuable career and academic advice.

Be sure to check our Events page for information about our upcoming panels, speakers, and symposiums.

2020-2021 Board

Chad Rafetto
Taylor Peterson

Doug Etts

Network and Development
Jennifer Kopp
Yujung Iris Ryu

Tech Law
Carrie Brown
Juliana Zhang

Entertainment Law
Lexi Gaillard
Rupali Srivastava

Fashion Law
Heidi Hai
Margaret Valachovic

Patent Law
Joseph T. Adamczyk
Karl Mihm


IPELS is a proud incubator for several other NYU Law student groups. When you're joining IPELS, you may also be interested in some of our partners:

The content on student group pages is created by each group and does not constitute official statements or views of NYU Law.