Intellectual Property Writing Contests
The Watson Award of $2,000 is awarded to the author of best article on a subject relating to the protection of intellectual property. To be eligible for consideration, the article must have been written solely by a student or students either in full time attendance at a law school (day or evening) or prepared in connection with a law school course.
IDEA®: The Intellectual Property Law Review is proud to announce our Annual Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition. We are looking for original, publishable papers addressing compelling issues in intellectual property law. The awards for last year included: 1st prize - $500 and publication in IDEA®; 2nd prize - $200; and 3rd prize - A one-year subscription to IDEA®.
To be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Law Section, January 24, 2012, New York, NY, to the authors of the best publishable papers on subjects relating to the protection of intellectual property not published elsewhere, scheduled for publication, or awarded another prize. First Prize: $2,000 sponsored by Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP. Second Prize: $1,000 sponsored by Morrison & Foerster LLP.
The papers will be judged on the following criteria: contribution to the practice of intellectual property law, topicality, originality and creativity, and presentation of information not previously published or available. First Prize: $5,000 and an all-expense paid trip for the student winner and his/her professor to attend the Intellectual Property Section's Annual Spring Meeting and award presentation ceremony. The first prize paper will also be published as an article in New Matter, the Section's journal, which is circulated to intellectual property lawyers statewide. Second Prize: $3,000; Honorable Mention: $2,000.
Each year, the Association presents awards for excellence in writing by law students in the field of intellectual property law. The awards are named in honor of The Honorable William C. Conner, Senior District Judge, Southern District of New York.
Papers each year must be on the topic selected by the Law Student Writing Contest Committee for that year; it must be a science or technology law topic of national interest. The winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize and free airfare and accommodations to attend a Section meeting at which the award will be presented. In addition, the winner’s law school will receive a plaque from the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section. At the discretion of the editorial board, the winning entry may be selected for publication in Criminal Justice magazine, subject to editing.
The scholarships are a joint effort of the GRAMMY Foundation and the ABA Forum on Entertainment and sports Industries to provide law students with opportunities in the field of entertainment law. All five winning articles will be published in a major law journal. The winners are also flown to Los Angeles where they are honored at the Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon in front of an audience comprised of some of the top entertainment attorneys in the country. The winners also attend GRAMMY week events including the GRAMMY Awards telecast, and the MusiCares Person of the Year Dinner.
The Berkeley Technology Law Journal is soliciting entries for our annual student writing competition. We will accept submissions from JD candidates on a wide variety of topics at the intersection of law and technology, including but not limited to: intellectual property, antitrust, First Amendment, entertainment and new media, telecommunications, biotechnology, internet, and cybercrime. First prize includes $2,000.
The Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Section is seeking papers written by law students who are attending law school in Virginia or are residents of Virginia attending law school outside of Virginia relating to an intellectual property law issue or the practice of intellectual property law. The winner receives a cash prize of $4,000. The judge of the final round of the competitor is the Honorable Richard Linn, judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Awards will be given to up to three student essays, which in the opinion of the judges make the most significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of information technology law. Factors to be taken into consideration include: originality; timeliness of the subject; depth of research; accuracy; readability; and the potential for impact on the law.A total of $1,500 in US dollars shall be divided between the award winning essays, and all rights to award winning essays shall become the property of the State Bar of Michigan.