NYIPLEF Annual Diversity Scholarship Event featuring The Slants!

Event Date
  • 10/25/2018   5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Please arrive early for registration
  • Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
    One Battery Plaza
    New York, New York 10004




THE SLANTS, will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP located at One Battery Park Plaza, in downtown New York City.  The evening’s festivities will take place from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., which will include: 

  • Keynote by Simon Tam (1 Credit Diversity & Inclusion and Elimination of Bias in Legal Profession), 
  • Live Music Performance by THE SLANTS
  • Silent Auction of fabulous items, including a Guitar autographed by THE SLANTS, an opportunity for a law firm to have THE SLANTS write a jingle for their firm, opportunities to have Lunch or Dinner with Chief Intellectual Property Counsels and General Counsels from around the tri-state area. 

All net proceeds will benefit the NYIPLEF Diversity Scholarship Fund. Tickets can be purchased online for $75 at www.nyiplef.orgDonations can also be made at this site.  Inquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities should be directed to Thomas Meloro at TMeloro@willkie.com or Patrice Jean at Patrice.Jean@hugheshubbard.com.

The NYIPLEF is a charitable organization 501(c)(3) whose mission is to promote intellectual property law education in the New York area. The NYIPLEF was established in 2015 but functioned prior to 2015 as a direct scholarship from the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. The Foundation’s diversity scholarships, including the Giles S. Rich Scholarship, are to benefit outstanding law school students in the New York area. The NYIPLEF also periodically grants scholarships to students, professors, institutions or others based in the New York area that have made a significant contribution to the promotion of intellectual property law.


 New York Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation hosted
its 1st Annual Diversity Scholarship Event

New York, NY October 26, 2018 - The New York Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (NYIPLEF) hosted its “1st Annual Diversity Scholarship Event,”, featuring a live performance by The SLANTS on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. All net proceeds will benefit the NYIPLEF Diversity Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarship funds to diverse, outstanding law students interested in intellectual property law.

Current scholarship recipient, Terrell Hutchins, thanked NYIPLEF and its supporters for the impact the scholarship had, and noted his intention to practice intellectual property law upon graduation next year. More than one hundred attendees enjoyed the evening, which included a keynote by Simon Tam, a reception including The Slants performance, and an auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and items.

"We were so pleased to receive such outstanding support from the legal community, which enabled NYIPLEF to raise awareness and substantial funds for its scholarship efforts,” NYIPLEF President Thomas Meloro stated. “Simon Tam’s keynote address and the acoustic performance by the Slants were a real treat, and we are grateful to them and to all of our donors and volunteers.”

Peter Thurlow stated “As President of NYIPLA, I was so honored to support and participate in the NYIPLEF’s 1st Annual Diversity Scholarship Event. The Slants, Simon Tam’s keynote address, the diverse and fun crowd, and over $28,000 raised for diversity scholarships made the night one to remember. The collaboration between NYIPLEF and NYIPLA will endure for years to come as the overall mission of promoting diversity and inclusion continues.”

NYIPLEF continues to accept donations. Contributions can be made online via PayPal: CLICK HERE