She wants the AIPLEF to continue to provide scholarships.
Over the next 12 months, she anticipates that the mentoring program will grow and that the AIPLEF will continue to reach out to potential scholarship candidates, continuing to spread the word of the organization.
For more information on the AIPLEF, check out its website here.
The profession has a long way to go, but organizations like the AIPLEF
are at the forefront of the legal community, encouraging it to make shifts that are necessary.
Stout says he learned of the AIPLEF scholarship while visiting Pepperdine University.
He credits the AIPLEF as an agent of change, bringing awareness of the diversity issue to the IP community, offering encouragement to young people and helping the community grow.
The network of people that Stout has met through his association with the AIPLEF continue to be a support for him.
Now, the AIPLEF pairs up scholarship recipients with mentors willing to share their wisdom and insights and, says Highet, enthusiasm for the program is high.
The mentoring program is just one of the initiatives the AIPLEF has undertaken in the past year.
Check out the video, and stay tuned for more coverage on the AIPLEF, including interviews with previous scholarship recipients.