WCL Student Luca Scirro Selected for Arcadia Fellowship in International Copyright

Aneeta Mathur-Ashton
August 9, 2021


American University Washington College of Law student Luca Scirro has been selected for PIJIP’s Arcadia Fellowship in International Copyright.

Luca Scirro earned a PhD from the UFRJ Graduation Program on Public Policy, Development and Strategies (PPED/UFRJ), completing a thesis on ‘Copyright and AI Generated Works’. Executive Director of the Brazilian Copyright Institute.

Scirro also served as a researcher at the National Institute of Science and Technology INCT) Proprietas and at the Research Network on Fundamental Rights, Private Relations and Public Policy (NUREP).

Scirro was also a guest professor at Graduation Program on Public Policy, Development and Strategies (PPED/UFRJ) and a professor at the Specialization Program on Intellectual Property Law at PUC-RJ.

He is a partner and coordinator of the "Creative Industries and Cyberlaw" area at Baril Advogados (IP Law Firm).

Selected Arcadia fellows receive a full-tuition scholarship to complete a LL.M. in intellectual property and technology as well as a paid research position with Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property’s project on the Right to Research in International Copyright.

Fellows participate in a 16-month program of study and research beginning at the start of the fall semester in August. Fellows are required to take selected courses and will participate in a program-long supervised research project culminating in the presentation of a major thesis in their final semester.

Fellows will also work as a PIJIP Research Assistant supervising J.D. students in collaborative research projects, performing and guiding research and analysis, and assisting in the coordination and administration of academic meetings, conferences and other activities.

The fellowship is intended for law students interested in pursuing a career in the filed of international copyright law. The LL.M. does not qualify participants to sit for the New York or another U.S. bar examination to practice law in the United States.

More information on the Arcadia fellowship can be found here.