On October 11th, the INTA Academic Committee partnered with the Intellectual Property Law Society at the Florida State University (FSU) College of Law to host a career panel discussion for Tallahassee-area law students. Panelists included longtime INTA member Crystal Broughan, a shareholder at Marks Gray, P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida; longtime INTA member, Joe Englander, a partner at Peretz, Chesal & Herrmann, P.L. in Miami, Florida; and Carter McMillan, who serves as general counsel for the UberOps company in Tallahassee, Florida. INTA Student Ambassador Isabelle Campbell moderated the Career Panel.
The panelists spoke openly to FSU law students who have expressed an interest in intellectual property law, touching on topics such as advice the panelists wish they had been given when they were beginning their practices, the importance of finding and developing a mentor, the significant role that INTA membership has played in their ability to network with other IP practitioners, and how to make the most of the law school experience.
A networking reception followed the event, and the student attendees were provided an opportunity to speak with the panelists and ask specific questions. All panelists expressed an interest in maintaining a relationship with FSU’s IP law society, and the students who attended came away with great enthusiasm for the International Trademark Association. One lucky attendee—second-year law student, Kathryn Judson—was even selected, by raffle drawing, as the recipient of a one-year student membership in INTA.