June 1, 2009 by Annie Messerkhanian
Annie Messerkhanian recently completed her second year of the J.D. program at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Having just completed my second year of study, I was acutely aware of the fact that I had only one year remaining within which to complete my Osgoode Public Interest Requirement (OPIR). Students at Osgoode Hall Law School, beginning with the class of 2010 and on, are required to complete OPIR hours in order to graduate. Rather than regarding this requirement as a chore, I tried to find something that I would be genuinely interested in. Every time I received one of the Professor Leiper’s emails advertising various OPIR positions, I kept my eyes peeled for something that would capture my attention. When the email advertising a position at the Trade-marks Opposition Board (TMOB) came along, I jumped at the opportunity and was ultimately selected for the position. I knew that I wouldn’t be completely in the dark, having recently taken courses in intellectual property and patents.