The Richard P. Klau Law and Technology Writing Competition
This competition is open to all law students attending an ABA accredited law school as of January 1, 2012. The subject matter of the paper must deal with a topic at the intersection of law and technology. In addition to publication in the University of Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, first prize will also receive a $1,750 certificate for a Barbri® Bar Review Course and second prize will receive a $200 Barbri® certificate. Applications are due by March 30, 2011.
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) Writing Award
This competition is open to all law students attending law school within or with a permanent residence within the Western District of Pennsylvania. The winning paper will receive a cash prize of $1,000. Applications are due by March 30, 2011.
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) Student Leadership Award
This competition is open to law students attending the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne Law Schools. One student from each school will be recognized with a $1,000 award for leadership in the field of intellectual property law. Applications are due by March 31, 2011.
Pennsylvania Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section Writing Competition
This competition is open to all second and third year students enrolled in Pennsylvania law schools, writing papers in the areas of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or trade dress. There is a maximum word count of 3500 words, including footnotes. The winner of first place will receive a cash award of $2,500. The second place prize is $1,500. The winning entries will be published in the PBA-IPLS Newsletter and on the PBA website. Applications are due by April 16, 2011.
Submit entries to the Section Relations Coordinator, Michael T. Shatto, Michael[dot]Shatto[at]pabar[dot]org.
Georgia State University College of Law Student Writing Competition
Georgia State University College of Law will hold its first annual Intellectual Property Student Writing Competition in 2012. The GSU Intellectual Property Writing Competition seeks papers addressing legal issues and challenges in the intellectual property field. Prizes: 1st Place: $3,000; 2nd Place: $2,000; 3rd Place: $1,000. Winners will also have the opportunity to have their paper published in the conference materials for the 2012 Corporate IP Institute (CIPI). CIPI is a 2-day event held each year in Atlanta at the campus of Georgia State University where approximately two hundred IP professionals gather to discuss current intellectual property issues, stories, and strategies of corporations. Applications are due by April 30, 2011.