10 Sep 2020
In July 2020, Adjunct Professor Christal Sheppard joined the Naples Roundtable Amicus Committee. The Naples Roundtable, which annually holds the Leahy Institute of Advanced Patent Studies, is engaged in the advanced study of intellectual property law and policy and in fostering the exchange of ideas, viewpoints, and scholarly papers among leading jurists and practitioners in the intellectual property field. The Amicus Committee has authored 16 United States Supreme Court petitions, since 2018, in the field of intellectual property.
Sheppard is also an active participant in the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Diversity in Intellectual Property Law committee. In July 2020, she was a panelist for the AIPLA’s virtual roundtable, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Practical Approaches to Make a Difference, where she led breakout sessions on Stakeholders and Allyship. The objective of the committee is to develop a paper that informs on these complex issues and presents strategies, for government, public and private entities, who are interested in enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion within their organizations.
The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center is very excited to welcome Sheppard given that her work intersects with the work of the Center.